THE WRITER'S WAY is based on two core principles: (1) good writing begins when you know your audience and write for the right reasons; and (2) knowing your audience and having good reasons to write will teach you everything you need to know about technique. Based on a "whole language approach," THE WRITER'S WAY, Ninth Edition, is a dynamic, process-centered paperback rhetoric with readings. While this text is intended to be used in the classroom, it's very much based on the concept that there is little difference between writing in school and writing in the "real world." Offering frank advice in a supportive, encouraging tone, the authors lead you step by step through the writing process, from pre-writing to polishing the final draft. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.