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A Community Of Readers 8th Edition

Taking your skills to the next level, Alexander/Jarrell's A COMMUNITY OF READERS: A THEMATIC APPROACH TO READING, Eighth Edition, helps you engage in all steps of the reading and learning process: reading, discussing and reflecting, writing and critical thinking. The unique PRO system -- Prepare to Read, Read Actively and Reflect, and Organize to Learn -- provides a concrete learning process that helps you examine fact and opinion, understand bias, identify main and supporting ideas, write effectively and much more. Each chapter also introduces a key reading skill, such as analyzing vocabulary or inferences, while focusing on a single theme to help you dig more deeply into the subject. Themes include college success, food, the environment and technology. An e-book version includes the MindTap digital learning solution, giving you a wealth of anywhere, anytime learning resources. Read More

Roberta Alexander| Jan Jarrell

©2021

Essay Essentials With Readings 7th Edition

Over six editions, Essay Essentials with Readings has developed a loyal following because of its reputation for being straightforward and practical, providing students with the guidance and support they need to develop their written communication skills. With a clean layout, clear explanations, and opportunities to practise, Essay Essentials helps students to be better writers in their post-secondary studies and equips them with the skills they need to be successful in their career. Available to be bundled with the textbook, our online MindTap digital platform provides additional practice activities that are not found in the text, for those who want to provide their students with even more review opportunities. With Essay Essentials and MindTap, you can provide your students with an engaging and interactive learning experience and support their development of critical lifelong skills. Read More

Rhonda Dynes| Sarah Norton| Brian Green

©2019

Sentence-Combining Workbook 5th Edition

You've heard that "practice makes perfect," yes? Practice definitely leads to improvement and builds confidence--and that's why this workbook is useful. SENTENCE-COMBINING WORKBOOK uses sentence-combining techniques to help you develop confidence in your writing. Each unit focuses on a sentence-level element followed by exercises involving a factual topic or story. You'll get the practice you need to communicate your ideas in clear and interesting sentences. You'll also develop the strength of your writing overall--and that's a good thing. Read More

Pam Altman| Mari Caro| Lisa Metge-Egan| Leslie Roberts| Paige Wilson

©2019

Grassroots With Readings 12th Edition

Want to learn the skills that colleges value and employers want? You can, with GRASSROOTS, 12th Edition and its digital learning tools. Author Susan Fawcett has successfully guided over three million students to become better writers, helping them in turn earn better grades in their courses across the curriculum. This book's clear instruction, relevant examples, engaging practices, eye-catching visuals and samples of first-rate student writing will help you, too. You'll find tips to make you a better reader and intriguing professional readings as well as practices and visual images on subjects that students asked for, like robotics, career opportunities and traits of successful people. Read More

Susan Fawcett

©2019

Fusion 3rd Edition

Building reading and writing skills doesn't have to be an intimidating experience. Let this book be your guide. FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Book 1 connects the reading and writing processes so that they reinforce one another. By reading interesting professional and student writing models, you'll learn the vital reading skills to comprehend college-level content. You'll also learn how these skills can help you produce the kinds of thoughtful writing assignments expected of you in your future courses. Read More

Dave Kemper| Verne Meyer| John Van Rys| Patrick Sebranek

©2019

Fusion 3rd Edition

FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Book 2 connects the reading and writing processes, showing how they reinforce one another. By reading high-interest professional and student writing models, you'll learn the vital reading skills to comprehend college-level content. The book will also show you how these skills will help you produce the kinds of thoughtful writing assignments expected of you in your future courses. Read More

Dave Kemper| Verne Meyer| John Van Rys| Patrick Sebranek

©2019

The Writer’S Workplace With Readings 9th Edition

THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE WITH READINGS: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS has helped more than half a million students like you work their way towards rewarding careers in a variety of fields. Sandra Scarry and John Scarry present writing instruction that is clear and engaging, with step-by-step explanations to help you become a stronger, more confident writer. The result of many years of classroom teaching and research, this comprehensive and time-tested resource reflects the authors' understanding that every student has a unique point of view and voice, which is highlighted by the diverse and current examples and exercises found throughout the text. Begin your journey to becoming a more successful and confident writer today with THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE! Read More

Sandra Scarry| John Scarry

©2018

The Least You Should Know About English 13th Edition

Master the basics of writing with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS. The book's simple approach (embraced by students for decades) gives you the power to strengthen your writing with clear explanations, real-world samples, and practice from over 200 exercises with full answers that provide instant feedback in all areas of writing. First, you'll learn the basics of word use, sentence structure, and punctuation. You'll also find brief, easy-to-follow guidance for writing all types of paragraphs and essays and for strengthening basic skills (from writing summaries to including quotations) that you will use in college and beyond. Exercises on a variety of topics broaden your knowledge of science, art, history, film, literature, social studies, business, and the media while you improve your English skills. When the course ends, the book becomes a valuable "go-to" reference resource for all your future writing needs. Read More

Paige Wilson| Teresa Ferster Glazier

©2018

The Writer's Workplace 11th Edition

THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS has helped more than half a million students like you work their way towards rewarding careers in a variety of fields. Sandra Scarry and John Scarry present writing instruction that is clear and engaging, with step-by-step explanations to help you become a stronger, more confident writer. The result of many years of classroom teaching and research, this comprehensive and time-tested resource reflects the authors' understanding that every student has a unique point of view and voice, which is highlighted by the diverse and current examples and exercises found throughout the text. Begin your journey to becoming a more successful and confident writer today with THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE! Read More

Sandra Scarry| John Scarry

©2018

Evergreen 11th Edition

EVERGREEN, which has brought success to thousands of students across the country, takes you through the writing process step by step. The book provides you with clear instructions, numerous models of student writing, helpful diagrams and visuals, and plenty of practice exercises. This edition includes a new focus on improving your papers through writing better thesis statements. Photographs accompany and enhance the readings and encourage thoughtful consideration of advertisements, websites, and illustrations. Twenty readings at the end of the book, by authors who represent many different backgrounds and ethnic groups, discuss topics as diverse as multitasking, creating apps, preparing for the zombie apocalypse, and more. Read More

Susan Fawcett

©2018

Paragraphs And Essays 13th Edition

Did you know that reading and writing skills are connected? They are, and you'll learn the hows and whys in this book. PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS WITH INTEGRATED READINGS offers "tell-show" instruction, many examples of good professional and student writing to serve as models for your own work, and interesting and relevant reading-based topics and prompts related to multiple course areas and careers. The reading-based writing presented in this book provides clear guidance experience in critical thinking that enables you to write competently across the disciplines and transition smoothly to the next level of the English program. The technology package includes MindTap, an interactive, online learning experience -- built on the text’s content -- that guides you through the course. Read More

Lee Brandon| Kelly Brandon

©2017

Reading For Results 13th Edition

Compelling readings. Innovative writing assignments. Research-based explanations and exercises. READING FOR RESULTS, 13th Edition, includes all the trademark features you've come to expect from this leader in developmental reading instruction. Known for her ability to turn abstract reading theory into concrete reading practice, Laraine Flemming is back with a host of new explanations, exercises, and assignments that show students how to read and respond to textbook reading. This edition features brand new pointers on screen reading, numerous new writing assignments, expanded instruction on interpreting visual aids, more emphasis on a multi-sensory approach to learning, increased focus on evaluating web information, and much more. Read More

Laraine E. Flemming

©2017

Building Writing Skills The Hands-On Way 1st Edition

BUILDING WRITING SKILLS THE HANDS-ON WAY, 1st Edition teaches you the skills you need to become a college-level writer, reader, and critical thinker. The book takes the "grr" out of grammar, provides helpful instruction on writing sentences and paragraphs, and makes the essay writing process clear by leading you through lessons that include engaging hands-on activities. The friendly, informal tone makes the book easy to read, and the real-world examples and exercises are drawn from a variety of life experiences and perspectives. In short, this book makes the learning process more fun, less intimidating, and more effective. Read More

Jenia Walter

©2017

The Writer's Response 6th Edition

THE WRITER'S RESPONSE teaches you not only the basics of paragraph and essay writing—unity, coherence, and support—but also the basics of academic writing, making it a complete source to help you prepare for higher-level work. Through a variety of exercises and extensive readings, the text teaches you how to read carefully and summarize accurately, to recognize and respond to specific points in the material you have read, to synthesize ideas from several reading selections, and to evaluate and argue about the ideas you have found in your reading material. Although the authors' focus is on writing about reading, they also encourage you to use personal experiences to develop and support ideas. This combination results in a text that not only imparts the fundamentals of college-level writing, but also helps you find your voice. Read More

Stephen McDonald| William Salomone| Sonia Gutiérrez| Martin Japtok

©2017

Steps To Writing Well With Additional Readings, 2016 MLA Update 10th Edition

Writing well is just a step away! Join the thousands of students who have learned to write well with Jean Wyrick’s clear, thoughtful advice. STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS, 10th Edition, is the ultimate step-by-step guide to writing effective academic essays. Wyrick offers friendly, practical guidelines for composing different types of essays, with discussion of everything from choosing a topic to developing an essay to polishing your prose. This 10th edition includes new “Visualizing the Process” flowcharts that provide at-a-glance summaries of the steps for completing each of the major assignments in the text; many new professional readings and sample essays that offer useful models for academic writing and also touch on engaging topics intended to spark ideas for your own writing; and a wealth of exercises, group activities, and longer assignments that provide additional essay topic ideas and opportunities to apply and review what you are learning. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Jean Wyrick

©2017

Steps To Writing Well, 2016 MLA Update 13th Edition

Writing well is just a step away! Join the thousands of students who have learned to write well with Jean Wyrick's clear, thoughtful advice. STEPS TO WRITING WELL, Thirteenth Edition, is the ultimate step-by-step guide to writing effective academic essays. Wyrick offers friendly, practical guidelines for composing different types of essays, with discussion of everything from choosing a topic to developing an essay to polishing your prose. New "Visualizing the Process" flowcharts provide at-a-glance summaries of the steps for completing each of the major assignments in the text; many new professional readings and sample essays offer useful models for academic writing and also touch on engaging topics intended to spark ideas for your own writing. A wealth of exercises, group activities, and longer assignments provide additional essay topic ideas and opportunities to apply and review what you are learning. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Jean Wyrick

©2017

Fusion 2nd Edition

FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Book 2 is a developmental English book for reading and writing at the essay level. It connects the reading and writing processes so that they are fully reciprocal and reinforcing, using parallel strategies that guide users in analyzing reading to generate writing. FUSION teaches critical reading strategies in conjunction with the shared writing traits, such as main idea, details, and organization, and teaches the types of writing (including research) that users are likely to encounter later on. Grammar instruction is integrated in authentic writing, using high-interest professional and student models. Read More

Dave Kemper| Verne Meyer| John Van Rys| Patrick Sebranek

©2016

A Community Of Readers 7th Edition

A COMMUNITY OF READERS: A THEMATIC APPROACH TO READING, 7th Edition, will help you engage in all steps of the reading and learning process: reading, discussing and reflecting, writing, and critical thinking. Using the unique PRO system—Prepare to Read, Read actively and reflect, and Organize to learn—you will develop and follow a concrete learning process that will help you examine fact and opinion, understand bias, think critically, write effectively, and much more. Each chapter also introduces a key reading skill, such as identifying main ideas or inferences, while focusing on a single theme to help you develop schema, the essential plan that helps you understand and retain more of what you read. A COMMUNITY OF READERS: A THEMATIC APPROACH TO READING has been fully updated with new full-length readings, a variety of new visual aids, and a revised Reader’s Toolkit for self-testing and enhancing your college-level reading skills. Read More

Roberta Alexander| Jan Jarrell

©2016

Fusion 2nd Edition

FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING: Book 1 is a developmental English book for reading and writing at the paragraph level. It connects the reading and writing processes so that they are fully reciprocal and reinforcing, using parallel strategies that guide users in analyzing reading to generate writing. FUSION teaches critical reading strategies in conjunction with the shared writing traits, such as main idea, details, and organization, and teaches the types of writing (including the basics of research) that students will encounter in their future courses. Grammar instruction is integrated in authentic writing, using high-interest professional and student models. Read More

Dave Kemper| Verne Meyer| John Van Rys| Patrick Sebranek

©2016

Grammar To Go 5th Edition

GRAMMAR TO GO's step-by-step, interactive approach to grammar and punctuation minimizes memorization and instead focuses on visualization through sentence diagramming. Throughout the text, readers find the information they need when they need it, as they take small, incremental steps that guide them progressively from simple concepts to more complex ones. Exercises and writing prompts offer hands-on practice with the material, giving users the tools to analyze their own writing from a grammatical perspective. This edition includes additional “GrammarSpeak” features (which provide guidance on common errors in daily speech and writing); a new “Write Now” feature in each chapter that offers a specific writing topic for paragraph development while focusing on the grammar lessons of the chapter; and more integrated exercises on interesting topics from sports to history to the arts. Read More

Barbara Goldstein| Jack Waugh| Karen Linsky

©2016

Essay Essentials With Readings, Enhanced 6th Edition

Known for its straightforward and practical approach, Essay Essentials with Readings, Enhanced Sixth Edition, continues to provide students with the guidance they need to become better writers. While the book focuses on essay writing techniques and different patterns of essay development, the authors recognize that the inclusion of readings, information on research papers, and a review of the basics provides students with a complete overview of the writing process. New to this enhanced edition is MindTap, a fully online learning solution. Offering personalized paths of dynamic assignments and applications, MindTap is a digital learning solution that turns cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap enables students to analyze and apply chapter concepts within relevant assignments, and allows instructors to measure skills and promote better outcomes with ease. Instructors personalize the experience by customizing the presentation of these learning tools to their students, even seamlessly introducing their own content into the Learning Path. Read More

Sarah Norton| Brian Green| Rhonda Dynes

©2016

Inside Writing 8th Edition

The first text to effectively integrate grammar instruction with writing practice, INSIDE WRITING, now in its eighth edition, continues to provide students with extensive writing exercises specifically designed to support and reinforce the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Using engaging allusions and humorous examples and exercises throughout the text, ranging in topics from Karl Marx to THE SIMPSONS, INSIDE WRITING encourages students to look beyond the simple mechanics of writing as they learn to communicate their thoughts clearly and effectively. Read More

William Salomone| Stephen McDonald| Martin Japtok

©2015

Grammar And Usage, Naturally 1st Edition

Master the skills of clear and effective writing with GRAMMAR AND USAGE, NATURALLY. Class-tested by students like you, this easy-to-understand book offers clear, detailed explanations using correct grammar terminology and multiple practice sets to help you build the grammar knowledge you need to be a successful writer—skills you’ll take with you through your academic career and beyond. “Components at Work” features give you lots of practice and combine concepts cumulative to that chapter. You also practice grammar skills in conjunction with reading and writing skills, reinforcing your skill set and building your confidence as a reader and writer. Read More

Larry Barkley| Christine Sandoval

©2015

The Least You Should Know About Vocabulary Building 8th Edition

By drawing on words that readers already understand, THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT VOCABULARY BUILDING: WORD ROOTS teaches vocabulary in a straightforward way that requires minimal time and effort. This book avoids rote memorization techniques and instead highlights the meaningful units within words, enabling readers to expand their vocabularies quickly and learn a reliable system for recognizing and retaining vocabulary. An intuitive design and alphabetical organization make the book an easy-to-use reference tool. Read More

Carol Friend| Laura Knight| Teresa Ferster Glazier

©2015

Reading For Thinking 8th Edition

Through a winning combination of easy-to-understand explanations, high-interest readings, and a carefully designed chapter sequence, Laraine Flemming's READING FOR THINKING takes the mystery out of critical reading for developmental students. Following a comprehensive review of essential learning and comprehension strategies such as evaluating websites, identifying main ideas, and using organizational patterns to aid remembering, Flemming shows how critical reading is a natural part of comprehending an author's message. Chapter by chapter, students expand their definition of comprehension to include evaluating a writer's purpose, recognizing tone, separating fact from opinion, and determining the degree of bias, while also learning how to summarize and synthesize different points of view on the same topic. In addition to marginal annotations modeling the skilled reader's response, a host of new readings, a new vocabulary feature, and brand new material about reading on the Web, the eighth edition of READING FOR THINKING expands the use of writing assignments to help students identify the strategies writers use to effectively communicate their ideas to readers. Read More

Laraine E. Flemming

©2015

The Least You Should Know About English 12th Edition

Quickly master English writing skills with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, Twelfth Edition. Brief and uncomplicated, this text has helped students learn the basics of English writing for more than 30 years with its clear, concise concept explanations and useful, relevant corresponding exercises. Topics include spelling, word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph, and essay writing-as well as more advanced skills such as argumentation and quotation. Check your work easily with exercise answers located in the back of the book, making it an excellent writing resource even after the course has ended. Read More

Paige Wilson| Teresa Ferster Glazier

©2015

Essay Essentials With Readings 6th Edition

Known for its straightforward and practical approach, Essay Essentials with Readings, Sixth Edition, continues to provide students with the guidance they need to become better writers. While the book focuses on essay writing techniques and different patterns of essay development, the authors recognize that the inclusion of readings, information on research papers, and a review of the basics provides students with a complete overview of the writing process. Available to be bundled with the new edition is our online program, “Nelson A la Carte for Essay Essentials.” Tailored to match the textbook, this online program provides support and remediation for grammar and English mechanics in a self-paced environment. Read More

Sarah Norton| Brian Green| Rhonda Dynes

©2015

At A Glance 6th Edition

Fresh, vibrant, concise, and affordable, the Sixth Edition of AT A GLANCE: WRITING ESSAYS AND BEYOND, WITH INTEGRATED READINGS, focuses on writing correct, effective essays in specific and combined rhetorical patterns. It also emphasizes revision as a critical part of the writing process. You'll find professional and student essays that will inspire your writing, a handbook chapter covering fundamentals, insights into career-related writing, a chapter that walks you through the ten steps of writing a research paper, and more. Read More

Lee Brandon| Kelly Brandon

©2015

At A Glance 6th Edition

Using exercises, examples, and writing applications, AT A GLANCE: WRITING SENTENCES AND BEYOND, Sixth Edition, offers you quick and easy instruction in sentence writing, with detailed attention to matters such as grammar, rhetoric, sentence variety, sentence combining, diction, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. It includes basic instruction for all types of academic writing, instruction on writing the summary, and more than a hundred prompts and topics for writing specific and combined patterns of paragraphs and essays. Read More

Lee Brandon| Kelly Brandon

©2015

At A Glance 6th Edition

AT A GLANCE: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND BEYOND, WITH INTEGRATED READINGS, 6e includes a handbook for help with fundamentals, forty integrated readings by student and professional writers, instruction in writing paragraphs and short essays, an introduction to reading-based writing, and practice with reading techniques, all in a concise, affordable book. Read More

Lee Brandon| Kelly Brandon

©2015

Words Count 2nd Edition

WORDS COUNT teaches key vocabulary terms based on the premise that individuals learn best by seeing words repeatedly in different contexts-not through rote memorization. These vocabulary terms appear in increasing levels of difficulty throughout the text, and have been carefully selected to highlight essential words that college students will frequently encounter in their readings. Extensive practice opportunities appear in each chapter, in addition to end-of-unit tests. Read More

Laraine E. Flemming

©2015

Grassroots With Readings 11th Edition

Using her unique M-A-P approach (Model-Analysis-Practice), Susan Fawcett’s books have guided hundreds of thousands of students through the writing process, from foundations of grammar, mechanics, and spelling through writing clear sentences and well-organized paragraphs. Her inductive approach; plentiful, high-interest student models and practices; and contemporary readings engage and motivate students. This new Eleventh Edition of GRASSROOTS triples the writing coverage-with new Chapters 5 and 6, “Thinking Through the Writing Patterns.” Also featured are new critical-thinking and viewing assignments throughout; eight fresh reading selections focused on issues and ideas, not narrative; and a new emphasis on academic and third-person writing. Read More

Susan Fawcett

©2015

11 Essentials Of Effective Writing 1st Edition

11 ESSENTIALS OF EFFECTIVE WRITING is organized around the eleven characteristics of quality writing. The integration of the writing process and extensive exercises provides students with the foundation they need to be successful writers in their academic, personal, and professional lives. Clear, succinct explanations and a variety of visuals and examples help students easily remember the eleven essential qualities of writing as they learn to apply them to their own writing. Each chapter features a checklist so students can evaluate their writing for successful use of one of the eleven qualities and suggested activities designed to specifically highlight academic, professional, and personal applications. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Read More

Ann Marie Radaskiewicz McNeely

©2014

The Writer's Workplace 10th Edition

Covering concepts from grammar through essay writing, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS, 10E, International Edition is the most comprehensive and engaging text available for the beginning writing student. Based on many years of classroom teaching and research, this approachable text reflects the authors' goal of building and sustaining students' confidence in their writing by breaking down difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step-by-step explanations. Mastery Tests at the end of each grammar and mechanics chapter reinforce new concepts, and Working Together activities provide instructors with easy-to-incorporate lessons designed for group work and lively class discussions. Writing examples and exercises new to the Tenth Edition include high interest topics such as the increasing disparity between rich and poor, television programming, student debt, and being realistic when choosing career goals. Read More

Sandra Scarry| John Scarry

©2014

The Write Start, Paragraph To Essay 5th Edition

THE WRITE START, PARAGRAPHS TO ESSAYS: WITH STUDENT AND PROFESSIONAL READINGS, 5E, International Edition introduces the developing writer to the basic elements necessary for writing effective essays in the academic environment. The Fifth Edition focuses first on writing paragraphs that express thoughts about a topic, and then on expanding the topic to the longer essay format. These skills will help students communicate more effectively and prepare them for the rigors of their first college-level composition course. Read More

Lawrence Checkett| Gayle Feng-Checkett

©2014

11 Essentials Of Effective Writing, International Edition 1st Edition

11 ESSENTIALS OF EFFECTIVE WRITING, International Edition is organized around the eleven characteristics of quality writing. The integration of the writing process and extensive exercises provides students with the foundation they need to be successful writers in their academic, personal, and professional lives. Clear, succinct explanations and a variety of visuals and examples help students easily remember the eleven essential qualities of writing as they learn to apply them to their own writing. Each chapter features a checklist so students can evaluate their writing for successful use of one of the eleven qualities and suggested activities designed to specifically highlight academic, professional, and personal applications. Read More

Ann Marie Radaskiewicz McNeely

©2014

Connect College Reading 2nd Edition

Taking a holistic approach to developmental reading, CONNECT: COLLEGE READING is an intermediate level book for reading levels 8-10. CONNECT strives to build students' confidence by showing them that many of the skills needed to become stronger readers are skills they already possess and use on a daily basis. Using popular media as a springboard, Dole and Taggart show students how thinking skills used while watching television or movies can easily transfer to reading. CONNECT's comprehensive approach includes extensive vocabulary coverage, critical thinking practice throughout, and textbook readings in every chapter to help students master college reading. The second edition includes a full chapter on inferences, enhanced coverage of main idea, and guides for specialized reading situations such as reading visuals, novels, and a guide to taking tests. Read More

Ivan Dole| Leslie Taggart

©2014

Mindscapes 2nd Edition

Developed for students at the 10-12 reading level, MINDSCAPES: CRITICAL READING SKILLS AND STRATEGIES, 2E helps students become stronger readers based on how the brain best processes and learns information. Christine Evans Carter has developed a powerful approach to building reading skills that is based on the latest research in brain-based learning; when students recognize the structure and organization of information, they maximize their learning power. This focus on text structure provides a scaffold onto which developmental-level readers can apply new knowledge. Information is presented in a carefully crafted sequence that serves to build upon prior knowledge and expand understanding of skills and strategies in a recursive manner. In addition, each chapter includes study skills and discipline-specific vocabulary and reading strategies to help students succeed in all of their courses. Read More

Christine Evans Carter

©2014

Reading Keys 4th Edition

READING KEYS – the first in a three-book reading series by Laraine Flemming – offers a comprehensive introduction to reading skills and strategies, from using context clues to identifying purpose and bias. Clear, accessible explanations present reading concepts without oversimplifying the process of reading comprehension. To ensure students' understanding, reading "keys" or summaries follow the explanations, breaking them down into manageable chunks. Throughout each chapter, a variety of steadily more difficult exercises assess students' understanding of the material and promote improved comprehension and critical-thinking skills. This incremental approach to instruction and assessment makes it easier for beginning readers to absorb and master new information. The Fourth Edition includes new chapters on analyzing arguments and sentence relationships. In addition, there is a greater emphasis on recognizing and understanding verbal clues to meaning, new discussions on how the brain learns and remembers new information, and several new engaging readings. Read More

Laraine E. Flemming

©2014

College Reading 1st Edition

COLLEGE READING: THE SCIENCE AND STRATEGIES OF EXPERT READERS, International Edition approaches reading from a thinking skills perspective by explaining how we think, learn, and read. This expert group of authors credibly incorporates widely proven brain research and learning theory into a user-friendly dynamic reading textbook aimed at diverse learners. The bridge from the scientific research to the classroom is carefully crafted so that not only will students learn to read more efficiently, but they will also learn how to learn more efficiently. By explaining the brain science of reading, COLLEGE READING: THE SCIENCE AND STRATEGIES OF EXPERT READERS, International Edition empowers students with the knowledge that they can change their brain into a more effective reading brain. COLLEGE READING: THE SCIENCE AND STRATEGIES OF EXPERT READERS, International Edition teaches students how to read by providing interactive learning and reading opportunities--Making Connections, Brain Connections, Activities, Practice with a Reading Passage, Post Test, and Brain Strength Options--so that students are discovering, understanding, and remembering essential reading skills they can apply to their future coursework. All students can be naturally motivated, expert readers and learners with COLLEGE READING: THE SCIENCE AND STRATEGIES OF EXPERT READERS, International Edition. Read More

Janet Nay Zadina| Rita Smilkstein| Deborah Daiek| Nancy Anter

©2014

Evergreen 10th Edition

"With carefully crafted instruction, engaging student models, and plentiful practice exercises, this best-selling text continues to provide the most effective paragraph-essay level writing instruction available. EVERGREEN is structured around Susan Fawcett's proven MAP (model-analysis-practice) format--a careful, guiding pedagogy featuring minimal inductive instruction followed by varied practice designed to improve students' confidence and learning outcomes. Known for its superior essay coverage, EVERGREEN demonstrates each of the nine rhetorical patterns with two student sample essays (one in the third person, and one in the first person), and a graphic organizer. New to the Tenth Anniversary Edition is coverage of personal error tracking, including a new chapter, pull-out chart, and integrated exercises for each grammar and spelling chapter to help students identify, track and correct their own errors. The new edition also features an even stronger emphasis on critical thinking, with more exercises on critical thinking and viewing, and many more Teaching Tips designed to prompt critical thinking. Five new readings include selections by Jhumpa Lahiri, Malcolm Gladwell, and Ellen Goodman. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac." Read More

Susan Fawcett

©2014

National Geographic Learning Reader: Diversity Of America (With Ebook Printed Access Card) 1st Edition

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING READER: DIVERSITY OF AMERICA is part of a ground-breaking new National Geographic Learning Reader series that brings learning to life by featuring compelling images, media, and text from National Geographic. Access to a media enhanced eBook is included with each reader. The twelve National Geographic articles gathered in this reader offer students a glimpse in to the diversity and culture in the 21st-century United States. Pre- and Post-reading pedagogy accompanies each article to reinforce reading skills and comprehension. The National Geographic Learning Reader Series connects current topics with reading and writing skills, and can be used in conjunction with any standard texts or online materials available for your courses. Read More

National Geographic Learning

©2014

Steps To Writing Well With Additional Readings, International Edition 9th Edition

Reliable and straightforward, this text has helped thousands of students learn to write well. Jean Wyrick's rhetorically organized STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS, 9E, International Edition is known for its student-friendly tone and the clear way it presents the basics of essay writing in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. Through straightforward advice and thoughtful assignments, the text gives students the practice they need to approach writing well-constructed essays with confidence. With Wyrick's helpful instruction and the book's professional samples by both well-known classic and contemporary writers, STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS, 9E, International Edition sets students on a solid path to writing success. Everything students need to begin, organize, and revise writing--from choosing a topic to developing the essay to polishing prose--is right here! In the ninth edition, Wyrick updates and refines the book's successful approach, adding useful new discussions, readings, exercises, essay assignments, and visual images for analysis. Read More

Jean Wyrick

©2014

The World Of Words 9th Edition

The World of Words not only teaches students the vocabulary they need for academic success, but also arms them with the skills they need to acquire new words independently for years to come. Through repetition and a focus on integrating three critical skills – dictionary use, context clues, and word elements – this best-selling text inspires students to take the first steps towards a lifetime of learning about language. Online audio clips help students hone pronunciation, and in-text practice exercises and sample sentences feature engaging topics such as college sports, current news topics, and pop culture. In addition, there is a wealth of instructor support materials, including pre-written tests for every chapter. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Read More

Margaret Ann Richek

©2014

Get Writing 3rd Edition

GET WRITING: SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS is a flexible textbook that meets the needs of a variety of developmental writers including those in career and community as well as four-year schools, and those for whom English is a second language. GET WRITING gives students the opportunity to acquire skills and develop confidence in their own writing, by providing clear steps and strategies as well as practice opportunities. A colorful and engaging format with no daunting blocks of text helps students stay motivated and quickly grasp chapter content. Students can choose writing topics that relate to their own lives or chosen careers, with sample student, professional, and workplace models. GET WRITING promotes critical thinking skills by asking students to reflect on their choices throughout the writing process, and stresses the importance of evaluating, revising, and editing their writing. Read More

Mark Connelly

©2014

Steps To Writing Well, International Edition 12th Edition

Reliable and straightforward, this text has helped thousands of students learn to write well. Jean Wyrick's rhetorically organized STEPS TO WRITING WELL, 12E, International Edition is known for its student-friendly tone and the clear way it presents the basics of essay writing in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. Through straightforward advice and thoughtful assignments, the text gives students the practice they need to approach writing well-constructed essays with confidence. With Wyrick's helpful instruction and the book's professional samples by both well-known classic and contemporary writers, STEPS TO WRITING WELL, 12E, International Edition sets students on a solid path to writing success. Everything students need to begin, organize, and revise writing--from choosing a topic to developing the essay to polishing prose--is right here! In the twelfth edition, Wyrick updates and refines the book's successful approach, adding useful new discussions, readings, exercises, essay assignments, and visual images for analysis. Read More

Jean Wyrick

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Sentence-Combining Workbook 4th Edition

SENTENCE-COMBINING WORKBOOK uses sentence-combining techniques to help students develop confidence in their writing at the sentence level. Each unit in this text focuses on a specific sentence-level technique followed by a set of sentence-combining exercises involving a narrative story or factual topic. This organization provides the practice students need to communicate their ideas in clear sentence structures. The fourth edition features a new Phrases and Clauses unit, as well as updated exercises. The innovative story-telling approach that SENTENCE-COMBINING WORKBOOK uses ensures that students practice viewing individual sentences as part of a larger context while developing their sentence expansion skills. Read More

Pam Altman| Mari Caro| Lisa Metge-Egan| Leslie Roberts

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The Write Start, Paragraph To Essay 5th Edition

THE WRITE START: PARAGRAPHS TO ESSAYS introduces the developing writer to the basic elements necessary for writing effective essays in the academic environment. The Fifth Edition focuses first on writing paragraphs that express thoughts about a topic, and then on expanding the topic to the longer essay format. These skills will help students communicate more effectively and prepare them for the rigors of their first college-level composition course. Read More

Lawrence Checkett| Gayle Feng-Checkett

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The Writer's Workplace With Readings 8th Edition

Covering concepts from grammar through essay writing, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE WITH READINGS: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS is the most comprehensive and engaging text available for the beginning writing student. Based on many years of classroom teaching and research, this approachable text reflects the authors' goal of building and sustaining students' confidence in their writing by breaking down difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step-by-step explanations. Mastery Tests at the end of each grammar and mechanics chapter reinforce new concepts, and Working Together activities provide instructors with easy-to-incorporate lessons designed for group work and lively class discussions. Writing examples and exercises new to the Eighth Edition include high interest topics such as the increasing disparity between rich and poor, television programming, student debt, and being realistic when choosing career goals. Read More

Sandra Scarry| John Scarry

©2014

The Writer's Workplace With Readings 8th Edition

Covering concepts from grammar through essay writing, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE WITH READINGS: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS, 8E, International Edition is the most comprehensive and engaging text available for the beginning writing student. Based on many years of classroom teaching and research, this approachable text reflects the authors' goal of building and sustaining students' confidence in their writing by breaking down difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step-by-step explanations. Mastery Tests at the end of each grammar and mechanics chapter reinforce new concepts, and Working Together activities provide instructors with easy-to-incorporate lessons designed for group work and lively class discussions. Writing examples and exercises new to the Eighth Edition include high interest topics such as the increasing disparity between rich and poor, television programming, student debt, and being realistic when choosing career goals. Read More

Sandra Scarry| John Scarry

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