This popular rhetoric presents students with eight writing projects of increasing complexity. Projects move from personal, imaginative and concrete writing, to the objective analysis of abstract ideas. Writing styles covered include a research paper, a literary critique, argumentation, personal description, narration and reporting. Features: * Use of personal, informal voice includes little jargon and is a traditional favorite of students. * Introduces students to primary research, practice at identifying sources, interviewing, selecting best materials, and integrating quotations. * Jounral Practice sections, at the end of most chapters, stress journal keeping as a part of the writing process. * Numerous student samples, many with drafts, allow students to see others' solutions to problems. New to this edition: * Expanded selection of readings allows instructors to use the book without a supplement. * New coverage of oral history and student examples explores techniques of primary research and expands on previous discussions. * Style and grammar material is now organized as an appendix at the end of the text. * Cogent advice, applicable for the new or experienced instructor, on planning, grading, using computers, conferencing, and applying writing theory is included in a popular Instructor's Manual.