Writing that works, Fifth Edition, is designed for students of varied academic backgrounds and occupational interests whose jobs will, or already do, require writing skills. Each chapter provides abundant and realistic examples drawn from a wide range of occupations, as well as carefully structured exercises and writing assignments. The text is unusually comprehensive, and probably few instructors will wish to assign every chapter. We have, therefore, built into this book sufficient flexibility to enable instructors to choose the sections they consider most important for any particular class. (In addition, our Instructor's Manual contains a suggested syllabus for a sixteen-week course.) At the same time, we feel that this text is inclusive enough to serve as a reference tool for the student long after the course is over, since no course can possibly cover all the writing concerns students will encounter once they are actually on the job.