GUIDELINES FOR WRITERS is a comprehensive rhetoric/reader/handbook that offers instruction, readings, and practical applications for inexperienced writers at the developmental and freshman composition levels. The writing instruction in the first four chapters integrates the importance of reading and shows students how to become active readers and how to respond in writing in accordance to a variety of purposes. Students are shown how to apply criteria which allow them to make informed judgments, to identify and evaluate similarities and differences, and how to write persuasively. A wide variety of student examples and cross-curricular examples are provided throughout the rhetoric section. The apparatus for the anthology follows the organization of the rhetoric section. Each essay features assignments asking students to respond, evaluate, compare, and argue. At the end of each thematic section are assignments for longer papers and topics for research. There are five appendices offering easy-to-use guidance on proofreading and editing, grammar and mechanics, taking essay exams, doing research and documenting sources.