Four principles are presented as keys to effective writing - unity, support, coherence, and effective sentence skills. Activities and assignments are numerous and varied; nearly two hundred activities and tests are included. The emphasis on logic and the pursuit of ideas and explanations in a sequential manner starts in the first chapter.
Students are introduced to the two principles that are the basis of clear thinking and writing; making a point and providing support to back up that point. Each section of the book deals with a distinct aspect of writing. Instructors can therefore turn quickly and easily to the skills they want to present.