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Fourth Edition   ©2012

Real Essays with Readings

Writing for Success in College, Work, and Everyday Life

Susan Anker (Lord Fairfax Community College)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-64808-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-64808-4
  • Paper Text , 912 pages

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Because the real world requires real writers

Real Essays delivers the powerful message that good writing, thinking, and reading skills are both essential and achievable.  From the inspiring stories told by former students in Profiles of Success to the practical strategies for community involvement in the new Community Connections, Real Essays helps students to connect the writing class with their real lives and with the expectations of the larger world.  So that students don’t get overwhelmed, the book focuses first on the most important things in each area, such as the Four Most Serious Errors in grammar; the Four Basics of each rhetorical strategy; and the academic skills of summary, analysis, and synthesis. Read the preface.
Real Essays with Readings is a comprehensive, engaging, and informative textbook that has unequivocally helped to prepare my students for their future college-level courses.”
—Kelley Evans, Brunswick Community College