I was required to get this book for my college English composition class and thought it was very helpful and well laid out. The book did a good job of explaining concepts and then giving example of how and when you would need to use them.This includes sections on grammar concepts like commas, semi colons and dash but also things like how to do and annotated bibliography and how to format papers in MLA and APA styles. Before reading this book I had only written in MLA but after I knew how to format my APA style papers. This is really important because you never know what style a professor is going to ask you to use. It also had a very extensive section on how to cite material in a couple different styles which came in handy in other classes last semester as well. Some Professors and teachers will let you slide if your citations are a mess but there are other that will deduct points if they are not cited properly and while citation websites are great, they never seem to collect all the needed information and you are sure to get marked down if you do not do the citations by had. For these cases this book comes in handy. I would recommend this book to other college students or high school students.