Focusing on grammar mechanics and sentence construction, this work covers basic writing skills and provides an alternate version to Form A, with fresh exercises and assignments. A number of tests are also included. Self-teaching is encouraged; students may check their answers to introductory projects and practice activities. This new edition features an instructor's edition with all the answers to the tests and activities. The material has been expanded to cover: more details on using the comma and the apostrophe; information on run-on sentences; two combined editing tests; and three updated chapters. In particular, the "Writing Assignments" section now provides a wider variety of writing assignments to give students more practice writing simple paragraphs and essays. Many companion texts are available, including: an instructor's manual (0-07-036412-5), a 5.25" diskette drill tutorial (0-07-837794-3), a 3.5" diskette drill tutorial (0-07-839452-X), a MAC drill tutorial (0-07-837681-5), revised ditto masters with more tests and activities (0-07-074611-7) and an annotated instructor's edition (0-07-036411-7).
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John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for over twenty years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both reading and writing, he enjoys the challenge of developing materials that teach skills in an especially clear and lively way. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Glassboro State Collee. He also spent a year writing fiction..
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