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College Writing Skills 8th Edition
College Writing Skills offers students a practical guide to becoming better writers. From mastering the traditional five-paragraph essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, College Writing Skills empowers students to take control of their writing and put it to work for them. Now, with the new online writing program Connect Writing and the soon-to-come Connect Langan, an online interactive version of College Writing Skills, this new eighth edition brings writing closer to students and helps to take them where they need to go. Whether online or in class, College Writing Skills offers students the tools to succeed.
About the Author
John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for more than twenty-five years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John 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 Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that, he says, 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. John now lives with his wife, Judith Nadell, near Philadelphia. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and turning on nonreaders to 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 a hundred new and classic stories.
- ASIN : 0073371653
- Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education; 8th edition (January 27, 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 816 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780073371658
- ISBN-13 : 978-0073371658
- Item Weight : 2.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.25 x 1 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,787,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 2, 2014
It is great to be able to get used books. The book was in great shape and received in a timely manner. Got it for my daughter. Am late with your review because I just found the page. Am not great with computers.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 6, 2011
I needed this book for class and I received this book, amazingly within the first 3 days after placing my order! That's what I'm talking about. That's how you conduct business. The cover was a little worn and I didn't know what to expect, when it said, "acceptable." There was nothing wrong with this book....at all. Thank you so much! Expect me to order from you again.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 10, 2017
Nice book and it's basically like the 9th edition plus you can save, ask your instructor if you can use this one in place of the 9th edition first.
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