Treating writing as thinking, the popular Writing Analytically, 7e delivers a sequence of specific prompts that teach students across the curriculum how the process of analysis and synthesis is a vehicle for original and well-developed ideas. The governing premise of this concise rhetoric is that learning to write well means learning to use writing in order to think well. The book treats writing as a tool of thought - a means of undertaking sustained acts of inquiry and reflection. An all-new Chapter 1 "Introduction to This Book, to College Writing, and to Thinking About Thinking" shows students how they can best utilize the text and its features to maximize their academic success. Two all-new "Toolkit" chapters help students sharpen their problem-solving skills. In addition, a fully revised and expanded chapter on reading offers a more developed presentation of "How to Read" as well as exercises to practice the reading-writing connection presented in the chapter.