Using a practical approach to writing, this invaluable text guides students through the most basic elements of composition, teaching them to write effectively. Each chapter focuses on a grammatical point students find problematic. Realia and authentic writing models are used as a basis for varied individual and group writing activities. Features numerous examples of personal and business letters, resumes, descriptions, brief narrations and expository essays. Contains an introductory chapter on the dictionary, a correction key and appendices on punctuation, capitalization, accentuation and syllabification.