Real Skills with Readings: Sentences and Paragraphs for College, Work, and Everyday Life

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Bedford/St. Martin's, Sep 1, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 720 pages
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Real Skills with Readings offers practical, accessible coverage of basic sentence skills and step-by-step guidance on writing paragraphs. The newest addition to the Anker series, Real Skills continues to motivate students with its message that writing is an essential and achievable skill. Real Skills provides students clear, concise grammar and writing instruction, special attention to learning styles, and student-to-student advice on succeeding in college. Real-world examples, assignments, and interviews with former students show the relevance of writing to all aspects of students’ lives.

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About the author (2010)

Susan Anker (B.A., M.Ed., 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 18 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.

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