Langan, John English Skills with Readings

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English Skills with Readings

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One of the most comprehensive and well-respected books of its kind, this best-selling rhetoric/reader/handbook is designed for developmental writing courses that focus on paragraph writing skills in preparation for essay writing.

English Skills with Readings features John Langan's crystal-clear explanations and his wide range of motivating activities and writing assingments that effectively reinforce the Four Bases of Effective Writing: Unity, Support, Coherence, and Sentence Skills.

This Fifth Edition includes new coverage on using the computer, expanded coverage on the writng process, updated coverage on library resources, and fresh new examples, writing activities, editing tests, and readings.

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Technology Advice and Support
New Readings: All the Good Things, Helen Mrosla; Fifth Chinese Daughter, Jade Snow Wong; Ticket to Nowhere, Andy Rooney; How They Get You to Do That, Janny Scott;
Dealing with Feelings, Rudolph Verderber; Bullies in School, Kathleen Berger
The Internet: A revised and updated chapter on using the library includes helpful advice on using the internet.
Model Research Paper: This new paper follows the latest MLA guidelines and incorporates a variety of electronic sources.
New Chapter for Non-Native
Speakers
: The Fifth Edition has a new chapter in the Sentence Skills section for non-native speakers. It is complete with exercises and activities.
More Process: A new chapter in Part One, The Writing Process, uses sample student paragraphs to demonstrate how prewriting and revision are essential parts of the act of writing, and a major new section on revising sentences has been added.

About the Author:

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for over twenty years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both subjects, he enjoys the challenge of developing materials that teach skills in an especially clear and lively way. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Glassboro State College. He also spent a year writing fiction.

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