'Literature and the Writing Process - Backpack Edition' combines the elements of a literature anthology with those of a handbook to guide students through the interrelated process of analytical reading and critical writing. Text writing assignments use literature as a tool of critical thought, a method for analysis, and a way of communicating ideas. This approach emphasizes writing as the focus of the book with literature as the means to write effectively. A three-part organization combines a literary anthology with composition instruction and a style handbook. Some of the key features include - Writing Process in every chapter. The book reinforces writing process from prewriting, writing, ideas for writing, and rewriting in every chapter; Affordable, smaller format of our popular Literature and the Writing Process; Expanded argument writing coverage (Ch. 3) offers more support for improving writing skills; MLA coverage reflects the guidelines from the Modern Language Association.