"Why do students take writing classes? Why is writing important? If you are a good writer, you with succeed in school and in life." The Blair Handbook, Fifth Edition, offers the best coverage of the writing process and writing across the curriculum. Your handbook is one of the most important tools you have to improve your writing. This essential reference to be used for a lifetime also gives you and your instructors access to valuable resources, including a Web site and more! Go to www.prenhall.com/fulwiler to find tutoring, self-grading exercises, instructional videos, and much more!Fulwiler, Toby is the author of 'Blair Handbook', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130993502 and ISBN 0130993506.