LaunchPad Solo for Real Reading and Writing (Six Month Access)
First Edition   ©2015

LaunchPad Solo for Real Reading and Writing (Six Month Access)

Susan Anker , Miriam Moore (Lord Fairfax Community College)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-8865-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-8865-2; Format: LaunchPad Solo
Susan Anker

Susan Anker

Author

Susan Anker (BA, MEd, Boston University) brings a unique perspective to the teaching of the developmental writing course. She taught English and developmental writing before entering college publishing, where she worked for eighteen years: as a sales representative and English/ESL editor at Macmillan Publishing Company; as developmental English/ESL editor, executive editor, and editor in chief at St. Martin’s Press; and as vice president and editor in chief for humanities at Houghton Mifflin Company. In each of these positions, she worked with developmental writing instructors and students, maintaining her early interest in the field.  Since the publication of the first edition of Real Writing in 1998, Anker has traveled extensively to campuses across the country, continuing her conversations with instructors and students and giving workshops and presentations. She believes that the writing course is, for many students, their first, best opportunity to learn the skills they will need to succeed in college and achieve their goals.


Miriam Moore

Miriam Moore

Author

Miriam Moore (BA, Baylor University; MA, PhD, University of South Carolina) discovered her passion for teaching over 20 years ago when, as a graduate student, she worked with ESL writers in a sheltered section of first-year composition.  Since then, she has taught in a state university, an intensive English program, an industry-sponsored ESL program, and two community colleges.  Whether teaching developmental writing, literacy, ESL grammar, reading, or first-year composition, her focus is the same:  to introduce students to academic culture and provide instruction that will help them succeed in their academic programs.  She is currently professor of English and ESL at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia, where she is developing an expanded ESL program and leading the College’s implementation of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) redesign of development English.  In 2011-2012, she served on the team which developed the integrated curriculum for the VCCS redesign, and she has presented strategies for teaching developmental and ESL courses at local, state, regional, and national conferences.