Bridges to Academic Writing is a high-beginning/low-intermediate ESL/ELT composition text that focuses first and foremost on a process approach to writing while it includes work on the basic organizational patterns of writing commonly used in English. In this way, Bridges to Academic Writing blends an in-depth process approach with organizational patterns such as narration, reasons, summary, and response. Offering flexibility in the presentation of material, the text progresses from more controlled to less controlled tasks and contains a broad selection of engaging readings that will stimulate students to write. Within this process-based framework, the stages of the writing process are simplified into seven easy-to-follow steps while the how-to's of paragraph and composition development are given in-depth coverage. The text incorporates dozens of model compositions, many of which represent adaptations of student writing, and includes a wide variety of high-interest personal and academic writing assignments.* Provides an introduction to the writing process for beginning- and low-intermediate-level students * Has a flexible, easy-to-use format that is perfect for beginning writing s tudents *Makes difficult concepts accessible to students a low level.