"We plan to re-adopt The Confident Writer as the text for our first-level writing course. It offers an excellent introduction to writing, is helpful in building the students' confidence as a writer, causes them to explore new subjects and allows them to discover how to effectively organize and communicate their message through writing. Important for our needs, also, is the fact that this text meets the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students, particularly in the choice of readings."
"Kanar is a handy, one-volume text which does a bit of everything. The readings are short and easily understood by most students in a beginning writing class, and the questions before and after the essays are clear."
"I love The Confident Writer. I have used it many times over many editions and found it useful for our ENG 090 students."
"The organization of the chapters is effective; the inclusion of multiple exercises in each chapter is helpful; and the unit on grammar and sentence structure is a definite asset."
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About the Author
Carol C. Kanar is the author of several Cengage Learning writing, reading, and college success textbooks. Kanar is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned the Master of Arts in English, and of Rollins College, where she earned the Master of Education in reading. She has close to thirty years of teaching experience, twenty of which she spent at Valencia Community College teaching reading, writing, and study skills. A frequent conference presenter and speaker, Kanar has served on the Executive Board of the Florida Development Education Association and is an active member of the National Association of Developmental Educators.