The student edition combines grammar and writing practice in one consumable book. Grammar chapters emphasize traditional grammar to support the writing chapters. Paragraph development is simplified with a color-coded paragraph structure showing a topic sentence, detail sentences, and a concluding sentence. In the writing chapters, the step-by-step writing process enables the students to write reports, essays, and other assignments with confidence. Additional writing opportunities are available in the grammar lessons. The grammar skills build from lesson to lesson, providing spiral review of previously learned concepts. The worktext provides opportunities for teacher-guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, and cumulative reviews. A handbook in the back matter includes a thesaurus, grammar songs, capitalization rules, and abbreviations charts.