This volume includes more than 65 thematically linked readings that reflect the diverse worlds, cultural & psychological, in which most of us live. The rhetoric demystifies the writing process by showing students how to write, drawing both from their experience & the readings in the text. A concise handbook helps students understand & correct surface errors. The readings in this text have been chosen to reflect the interest of college students who are juggling school & work as well as balancing social lives & family expectations. The book also includes 1995 MLA (Modern Language Assoc.) Guidelines.