The Writer's Pocket Handbook is a very brief spiral-bound handbook and an inexpensive, handy, and relatively complete reference manual for use in composing papers in any subject area. Not just a style manual, The Writer's Pocket Handbook begins with Writing with Purpose, a unique section in a handbook of this size, which provides information on the rhetorical situation in order to contextualize the reference material that follows. This little book is process-oriented, authoritative, practical, filled with instructive, hand-edited examples, including the latest 1998 MLA recommendations for documenting electronic sources. The pocket-sized, spiral-bound format allows quick, convenient reference, and the unique opening section provides a process-oriented overview of the rhetorical situation subject, thesis, audience, purpose, and paragraphing. For anyone who is interested in acquiring advanced composition skills.