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College Writing Skills with Readings https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1259680932.jpeg 10 2019 9781259680939 College Writing Skills with Readings 10e highlights the importance of writing with a purpose by focusing on four bases of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. The four bases provide students with clear guidance on how to organize their thoughts, structure their main idea into a thesis, provide supporting evidence to their claim, and revise and edit their work into a well complete, composed essay. College Writing Skills with Readings personalizes and grounds students’ writing experience by placing all of its reading, writing, and essay examples within three key realms - personal, academic, and workplace (PAW) - to emphasize the importance of writing in every facet of life.
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College Writing Skills with Readings

College Writing Skills with Readings, 10th Edition

ISBN10: 1259680932 | ISBN13: 9781259680939
By John Langan, Zoe Albright

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College Writing Skills with Readings 10e highlights the importance of writing with a purpose by focusing on four bases of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. The four bases provide students with clear guidance on how to organize their thoughts, structure their main idea into a thesis, provide supporting evidence to their claim, and revise and edit their work into a well complete, composed essay. College Writing Skills with Readings personalizes and grounds students’ writing experience by placing all of its reading, writing, and essay examples within three key realms - personal, academic, and workplace (PAW) - to emphasize the importance of writing in every facet of life.

PART 1  Essay Writing
1.  An Introduction to Writing
2.  The Writing Process
   3.  The First and Second Steps in Essay Writing
  4.  The Third Step in Essay Writing
5.  The Fourth Step in Essay Writing
6.  Four Bases for Revising Essays
7.  Developing an Essay

PART 2  Patterns of Essay Development
8.  Description
9.  Narration
  10.  Exemplification
11.  Process
12.  Cause and/or Effect
13.  Comparison and/or Contrast
14.  Definition
15.  Division-Classification
16.  Argument

PART 3 Researching, Writing and Documenting
17.  Information Literacy
18.  Summarizing and Paraphrasing
19.  Writing a Source-Based Essay
20.  Writing a Research Essay

Part 4 Handbook of Sentence Skills
Section I: Grammar
21.  Subjects and Verbs
22.  Fragments
23.  Run-Ons
24.  Regular and Irregular Verbs
25.  Subject-Verb Agreement
26.  More about Verbs
27.  Pronoun Agreement and Reference
28.  Pronoun Types
29.  Adjectives and Adverbs
30.  Misplaced Modifiers
31.  Dangling Modifiers

Section II: Mechanics and Punctuation
32.  Capital Letters
33.  Numbers and Abbreviations
34.  Apostrophe
35.  Quotation Marks
36.  Comma

Section III: Word Use
37.  Commonly Confused Words
38.  Effective Word Choice

Section IV: Tests
39.  Editing Tests

PART 5 Readers for Writers

Building Self Awareness
from Self-Reliance
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shame
Dick Gregory

I Became Her Target
Roger Wilkins

Stepping into the Light
Tanya Savory

Cultivating a Resilient Spirit
Brené Brown

The Certainty of Fear
Audra Kendall

One Hundred Years of the Secret Garden
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina 


Education and Learning
Single-Sex Schools: An Old Idea Whose Time Has Come
Diane Urbina

How to Make it in College, Now That You're Here
Brian O'Keeney

College Lectures: Is Anybody Listening?
David Daniels

Brainology
Carol S. Dweck

Is Google Making Us Stupid?
Nicholas Carr

The Quiet Struggle of College Students with Kids
Gillian B. White

Challenging Societal Values
The Professor Is a Dropout
Beth Johnson

Chief Seattle's Speech of 1854
Chief Seattle

Mayor of Rust
Sue Halpern

Is Sex All That Matters?
Joyce Garity

Moving Beyond Pain
bell hooks

When a Classmate Is a Former Inmate
Juleyka Lantigua-Williams


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About the Author

John Langan

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College for more than 25 years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John enjoys the challenge of developing instructive materials that are clear and lively. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that “is now at the back of a drawer waiting to be discovered and acclaimed posthumously.” While in school, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, a machinist, a battery assembler, a hospital attendant, and an apple packer. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and conveying to nonreaders the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit “Townsend Library”—a collection of more than 100 new and classic stories that appeal to readers of any age.

Zoe Albright

Zoé L. Albright has been involved in diverse aspects of education for 22 years. For the last 18 years, she has been a faculty member at Metropolitan Community College–Longview, teaching developmental writing, composition, and literature. She has created and implemented traditional and online curricula for high school and college English and composition courses and for a variety of literature courses. She continues to research new educational theory and practices. Zoé has most recently served as co-author of English Skills with Readings, ninth edition, and contributing author to other Langan texts. She received her M.A. from Goldsmiths, University of London; B.S. and B.A. from the University of Idaho; and A.A. from Cottey College. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kansas. Zoé currently resides outside Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and teenage son.

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