In the REAL WORLD, do we write just ONE mode in isolation? With a strong focus on writing and the writing process, WORDSMITH: A GUIDE TO PARAGRAPHS AND SHORT ESSAYS, Second Edition also groups the methods of development in threes - to better show students the relationships between them, and to give students strategies for using more than one in their papers: The Showing and Telling chapter covers Description, Narration, and Example. The Limiting and Ordering chapter covers Definition, Classification, and Process. The Examining Logical Connections chapter covers Comparison-Contrast, Cause-Effect, and Argument. Throughout the text, WORDSMITH: A GUIDE TO PARAGRAPHS AND SHORT ESSAYS 2E also provides extensive exercises for students to practice their skills: Practice and Review Exercises are brief, short-answer style exercises. Editing, Group and Writing Assignments require working with or creating writing samples. Progressive Writing Assignments connect writing process concepts from other chapters. With a focus on writing and a variety of exercises, WORDSMITH: A GUIDE TO PARAGRAPHS AND SHORT ESSAYS 2E illustrates how the elements of good writing are rarely performed in isolation.