This first year composition text contains three major sections—Section One primarily focuses on the nuts and bolts of writing to get students engaged in the process of writing and also considering what their point or claim is. This section shares ideas about expressing ideas. Section Two continues to discuss academic writing including research and other inquiry methods as well as analysis. It also includes some examples from students and more discussion about thinking deeply about writing and techniques. Finally, Section Three circles back to the techniques of description and narration to engage readers and develop voice in all writing.