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College Writing Skills with Readings
College Writing Skills with Readings

College Writing Skills with Readings, 11th Edition

ISBN10: 1264307012 | ISBN13: 9781264307012
By John Langan and Zoe Albright
© 2023

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College Writing Skills with Readings, 11th edition, emphasizes writing skills as well as process. By identifying a set of 4 fundamental skills critical to effective writing, College Writing Skills with Readings encourages students to see writing as a skill that can be learned and a process that must be explored. These 4 skills, or bases, for effective writing are as follows: 

Unity: Discover a clearly stated point, or topic sentence, and make sure that all other information in the paragraph or essay supports that point. 

Support: Support the points with specific evidence, and plenty of it. 

Coherence: Organize and connect supporting evidence so that paragraphs and essays transition smoothly from one bit of supporting information to the next. 

Sentence skills: Revise and edit so that sentences are error-free for clearer and more effective communication. 

These four bases are essential to all effective writing, whether it be a narrative paragraph for a personal journal, a cover letter for a job application, or an essay for an academic assignment.

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.Subject 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 – Readings for Writers
Introduction to the Readings
Building Self-Awareness
Education and Learning
Challenging Societal Values

Index
Instructor’s Guide


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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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