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College Writing Skills, 9th Edition (Developmental English) 9th Edition
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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 reading and writing, 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 Collee. He also spent a year writing fiction.
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Top Customer Reviews
Now, regarding the appearance, I know I got it for a pretty inexpensive price but that's no reason for me to receive it all bended, pages stained, pages stuck together and a couple of rips. I mean, it's still useable but please people, take care of the rental books, you might not have paid full price for them but there are other students that will be using them as well, and deserve to have a well maintained textbook.
i had to purchase this for a class and am glad that i did. i'm way advanced as a writer for this to help much, as this is fairly basic writing and with so many years of producing technical writing for the military, it was too basic for me to get much out of.
however the many different authors profiled in text they wrote makes the book worth finding and getting a copy of for your library as i have for mine
At one of the colleges, we used the Langan textbook for years to teach our composition classes, Now we no longer use it. I cannot understand why.
Langan is the absolute best textbook for this class. The material is presented in a simple, straightforward manner that is understandable for our students, The book contains many exercises and activities, which most other texts for this class do not. And this presents the opportunity for students to become active learners. Our students need simple, since writing is hard enough to learn, and Langan is the perfect text in that respect. The sample essays have humor as well as information that helps the student.
I am a big proponent of the Langan book and highly recommend it...I have used it for the better part of 20 years.