Writing Analytically 8th edition (PDF) treats writing as a tool of thought, offering prompts that lead college students through the process of analysis and help them to generate original and well-developed ideas. The authors of this brief yet very popular rhetoric believe that learning to write well requires learning to use writing as a tool to think well. Stephen and Rosenwasser emphasize analysis as a mode of enriching understanding that precedes and in some cases supplants argument. Materials in the 8th edition are better integrated, more contextualized and — whenever possible — condensed. A new chapter, “Thinking Like a Writer,” contains a very broad array of strategies for integrating opportunities for writing into a college course. It makes explicit a subtext that pervades the ebook: that to think of yourself as a writer is to see more, to think differently and to engage the meaning of things more earnestly.