First Edition   ©2015

Real Reading and Writing

Paragraphs and Essays

Susan Anker , Miriam Moore (Lord Fairfax Community College)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-6711-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-6711-4; Format: Paper Text, 656 pages

Reading and Writing in a Real-World Context

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Real Reading and Writing puts both reading skills and writing skills in a real-world context, showing students that good writing, reading, and thinking skills are both achievable and essential to their success in college and beyond.

Miriam Moore, a developmental and ESL specialist from Lord Fairfax Community College, collaborated with Susan Anker to provide students with an integrated reading and writing package. Students connect reading and writing with their real lives through practical examples, model writing samples, and readings that are both engaging and relevant to their lives.  To keep students from getting overwhelmed, the book focuses first on the most important concepts in each area, such as the Four Basics of the Reading and Writing Process; Four Basics of each rhetorical strategy; the Four Most Serious Errors in the grammar section; and the academic skills of summary, analysis, and synthesis.

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“By including student writing selections and interesting topics that relate to popular culture and everyday life, this text affords students the opportunity to make those ‘real-life’ connections that are so often missing in the classroom.”—Jamie Sadler, Richmond Community College