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Fourth Edition   ©2012

Foundations First with Readings

Sentences and Paragraphs

Laurie G. Kirszner (University of the Sciences) , Stephen R. Mandell (Drexel University)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-60316-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60316-8
  • Paper Text , 672 pages

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Helps basic writers build a solid foundation for success

Foundations First guides students through the process of writing sentences and paragraphs with simple explanations, appealing visuals, and student-friendly examples. Kirszner and Mandell's compelling approach lets students practice grammar in the context of their own writing and helps prepare them for success in college composition and beyond. Treating students with respect -- a hallmark of the Kirszner and Mandell approach -- the book also addresses study skills, ESL concerns, vocabulary development, and critical reading, providing beginning writers with all the support they need to master the essentials of good writing. The fourth edition gives students even more help transitioning into college, with new coverage on communicating in college and new tips for college success. Read the preface.
“This book is easy to understand, either for a visual learner or a cognitive learner. Foundations First gives developing writers working tools, so they can move from concise and concrete sentence structure to a logical essay."
Lisa Currie, Lord Fairfax Community College