Writing First, the first developmental workbook to teach students grammar in the context of their own writing, offers a comprehensive treatment of the process of writing paragraphs and essays. With more support for students than ever before -- from strategies for college success to additional grammar help to vocabulary enhancement -- Writing First shows students how to master the writing skills they need to succeed in college and beyond. Authors of an array of widly adopted texts, Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have taught college composition and basic writing for more than 25 years. Using their keen sense of what works best in the classroom, they have created Foundations First and Writing First, an innovative, accessible two-book sequence that teaches students grammer in the context of their own writing. Foundations First provides a comprehensive treatment of the process of writing paragraphs and essays. Both books also address study skills, ESL concerns, vocabulary development, and critical reading, providing beginning writers with all the support they need.Kirszner, Laurie G. is the author of 'Writing First Practice in Context', published 2002 under ISBN 9780312398026 and ISBN 0312398026.