Effective writing skills will help you in every area of your life—wherever you go and whatever you do! The exercises in this worktext teach “the basics” of good writing technique from the ground up. These techniques will reinforce skills you already have and suggest new and better ways to approach a writing assignment. In short, the work you are about to begin is well worth doing as patiently and carefully as you can. Why? Because increased competence will make all your future writing tasks so much easier!