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Universal Keys for Writers (with 2009 MLA Update Card) Hardcover – May 27, 2009

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ISBN-13: 978-0495899969 ISBN-10: 0495899968 Edition: 2nd

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Ann Raimes, a respected authority on writing, research, grammar, and ESL, created the KEYS FOR WRITERS family of handbooks (Cengage Learning) to be the most accessible, user-friendly handbooks available.

Maria Jerskey teaches at a large community college and understands many of the issues facing career school students.
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  • Hardcover: 944 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 2 edition (May 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495899968
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495899969
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,650,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ann Raimes was born and educated in England and the U.S. (University of London, Oxford University, and Cornell). A few years ago, she retired from full-time teaching at Hunter College, where she was a professor of English for thirty-two years. With its 21,000 ethnically diverse students, many of whom are immigrants or born to immigrant families, Hunter is known as "an urban leader in educating a diverse student body." In addition to teaching undergraduate composition courses, ESL writing courses, and graduate courses in rhetoric and composition, Ann was in charge of the Developmental English Program (1,500 students) for ten years and directed the first-year composition course (75+ sections), working with a colleague to establish and direct a still-thriving writing center. She also was a member of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the College Preparatory Initiative and served as one of the first Chairs of the CUNY ESL Council, Chair of the TESOL Publications Committee, and Chair of the CUNY ESL Task Force. Ann has also published many research and theoretical articles and has been a frequent presenter at conferences. Her articles have appeared in TESOL Quarterly, Language Learning, College English, College ESL, and other journals and anthologies. She is also the author of ten textbooks (writing, ESL, and grammar), many in several editions.

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This book is a grammar text and is very good overall. The explanations are usually easy to follow and the examples are clear. The sections on writing different kinds of papers are helpful and gave me good ideas to use when I get stuck. I did not follow the book chapters in the order presented, instead I read sections related to what I needed to know, and then followed up with the suggestions in each chapter on what to read for more information (contained within the book). I used this book for a class and the teacher also taught from it in her own order, so the chapters do not have to be read sequentially to be understood. I think it's a great reference to have around when writing; it's easy to quickly look up a grammar question and figure out what you need to know to correct your punctuation and to improve whatever writing project you're working on. The only complaint I can make about it is that the examples given use pretty simple sentences; it would be nice if the examples used more complicated sentences which represent how we usually write.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Philip Smith, Bookseller on April 2, 2008
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Anyone studying the demise of pedagogy in the modern era could conceivably scrape some benefit from the barnacled hull of this immensely ugly and poorly coordinated excuse for a textbook; unfortunately, most of its users will be unwitting students, whose native enthusiasm for the subtle music and expressive rigor of the English language will be sorely beleaguered by this leaden-spirited assault on the natural fluidity of thought and word.

Note well that this is a book that may have "users" but not "readers," since it is ultimately unreadable: while it is credited to two authors (who acknowledge many more), it utterly lacks a distinctive and coordinating authorial voice--an absence that is mirrored by its layout, which is a riot of ocular insult that seems to have been conceived in total ignorance of the fundamentals of intelligible layout and typography.

In personal expression, such a lack of coherent authority is a simple token of weakness; but in a textbook designed to instruct, the absence is as fatal as setting off on a sea voyage in an ill-provisioned canoe with no navigational equipment.

Sadly (and predictably), the authors' lack of attention to the basic exposition of their subject is complemented by a superstructure of irrelevant sociological preachment and innuendo that adds a note of Stalinist coercion to the proceedings: at every turn, what should be straightforward and responsible grammatical exercises are warped into an endless cycle of variations on the theme of Political Correctness. This tendency receives continual support from an equally inexhaustible reservoir of false and viscid references to popular culture that can only sicken the healthy soul with their patronizing fakeness.

In short, this is an Orwellian nightmare that no caring teacher should inflict on his students, and no thinking school board should approve: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mario Pais on March 31, 2008
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This book was in excellent condition when it arrived and I used it generously during my English Comp II class. I was then able to sell it back to the school and pretty much got back what i almost paid for it. It was well worth the purchase.
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