This is the second edition of one of the first process-approach writing books written for lower-level students.
From Writing to Composing interweaves structured guided writing activities with freer activities that use a multi-drafting approach. This second edition has been radically transformed, but retains many of the original, lively writing activities. All the units are new, and the book has a new, two-part structure.
The first part of the book introduces different genres of writing and the key activity types of the book. The second part teaches how to write paragraphs using different modes of rhetorical organization, such as chronological organization to describe someone's daily routine, and enumeration to classify something into its different types.
Throughout the book, students build a portfolio of their writing and produce projects that they publish as wall displays, a class newspaper, or a class website.