Authors of widely adopted college texts, Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have taught college composition and basic writing for more than twenty-five years. Using their finely-tuned sense of what works best in the classroom, they have created Foundations First: Sentences and Paragraphs and Writing First: Practice in Context, an innovative, accessible two-book sequence that teaches students fundamental writing and grammar skills in the context of their own writing. Treating students with respect -- a hallmark of the Kirszner and Mandell approach -- both books also address 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.
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LAURIE KIRSZNER teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. STEPHEN MANDELL is the founder and former director of the basic writing program at Drexel University, where he teaches composition, literature, and technical and business writing. During their more than 25-year collaboration, Kirszner and Mandell have produced a number of best-selling college texts for Bedford/St. Martin's, including Focus on Writing (2008), Writing First: Practice in Context (2006), and Patterns for College Writing (2007).Review:
"Foundations First is a strong text that is easily accessible to students from a wide variety of backgrounds."
-- Debra Justice, Hopkinsville Community College, KY
"It's a great text that is suited for both ESL and native speaker populations. The language is both appropriate and challenging for students. It provides a nice range of exercises and the companion Web site is a great resource. It also has two workbooks with supplemental exercises."
-- Michal Eskayo, St. Augustine College, IL
"This is an accessible, comprehensive, and interesting text."
-- Dennielle True, Manatee Community College
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Book Description Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312459890