Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings (with 2009 MLA Update Card)

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Writing well is just a step away! Join the thousands of students who have learned to write well with Jean Wyrick's helpful instruction. STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS, Seventh Edition, is the ultimate step-by-step guide to writing effective essays. With Wyrick's clear, practical advice and student-friendly tone, you'll find it easy to begin, organize, and revise your writing-from choosing a topic to developing your essay to polishing your prose. Interesting readings in a variety of styles offer useful examples of the types of essays you'll most often be assigned in your composition and other college classes. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.

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Jean Wyrick is Professor Emerita of English at Colorado State University, where she was Director of Composition for 11 years. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching writing, training writing teachers, and designing writing/writing-across-the-curriculum programs. Her other textbooks include THE RINEHART READER and DISCOVERING IDEAS. She has presented over a hundred workshops and papers on the teaching of writing, American literature, American Studies, and Women's Studies.

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"In STEPS TO WRITING WELL, the chapters are easily accessible to my English 101 students. The ability to understand boosts their self-confidence and allows them to really grasp the concepts."

"Upon reading STEPS, my students usually comment that they are surprised that they can actually understand an English text."

"Wyrick's strength lies in her ability to write clear, effective explanations."

"I really like the "user-friendly" style and tone, the humor, and the ability of students to use and understand it."

"The direct, straightforward advice, the student-specific examples, and the engaging professional essays make this textbook stand out from the others."

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