Stephen R. Mandell

Testimonials


"I actually love this book. Our school changes books every 3 years. We are up for a change this fall or spring at MGCCC The committee will meet and have a list of titles of books that might work for our community college culture. I will definitely mention this book!"  

 - Gaye Winter (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC)  

“They clearly have shown how reading and writing are intertwined and that student writers have to think about reading and interpreting meaning just as much as writing. I think students will definitely find the book useful in helping them improve their writing and critical thinking skills.”


- Paula Rash (Caldwell CC & Technical Institute) 

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It’s all here. From classic to contemporary readings, from grammar and research, this comprehensive and useful all-purpose textbook is all students will need to bridge the reading and writing connection. The book is a classic in itself.
—Scott Hathaway, Hudson Valley Community College

"Clearly written, nicely organized, easy to use."
—Pamela Arlov, Middle Georgia State College

Patterns is so well organized any instructor could immediately incorporate it into his or her classroom, regardless of approach. An excellent text to demonstrate the various styles of writing with engaging readings to supplement the instruction.
—Joshua Miller, Cape Fear Community College

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"Practical Argument should be an essential textbook for any course that wants to provide a comprehensive curriculum about argument and its practical applications in both educational and real-world settings."
-Audrey Lapointe, Cuyamaca College

"Practical Argument  is beautifully designed, written by informed composition scholars, and structured to help teachers teach and students learn the complicated issues inherent in argumentation."
- Matt Pifer, Husson University

"Practical Argument addresses some of the greatest challenges facing college students in today's composition classroom. This text not only introduces writers to the concept of argument but also guides them through the process of reading critically and writing logically through easy-to-understand explanations, relevant examples, and exercises that help students master the often daunting task of argumentation."
-Vicki Martineau-Gilliam, National University
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“I have found Foundations First to be a great package deal. I get the punctuation, grammar, and story starters. The examples given are repeated throughout each chapter with meaningful practice exercises. I can’t think of any shortcomings of this text.” –Dr. Sharon Tippins, Martin University
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“I have found Foundations First to be a great package deal. I get the punctuation, grammar, and story starters. The examples given are repeated throughout each chapter with meaningful practice exercises. I can’t think of any shortcomings of this text.” –Dr. Sharon Tippins, Martin University

“I use the textbook nearly every day in class, which is a testament to its usability.” –Karen Henderson, University of Montana, Helena College of Technology

“I love the book. It has everything I need.”—Julie Warner, Armstrong Atlantic State University

“It has made my job easy by presenting clear cut and helpful challenges for my students.”—David Cassick, Los Angeles Trade Technical College

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“Consider this excellent text, as it is comprehensive, engaging, structured, and geared to the success of basic composition students, giving them clear expectations and tools to promote success at this level and at the transfer level.” –Ann Smith, Modesto Junior College
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“Consider this excellent text, as it is comprehensive, engaging, structured, and geared to the success of basic composition students, giving them clear expectations and tools to promote success at this level and at the transfer level.” –Ann Smith, Modesto Junior College

“Writing First is a very approachable, to-the-point text that encourages students to learn to write by writing.” –Lisa Bates, Moraine Valley Community College

“The absolute best point of this text is TEST. Once I initially present this form, it is so easy for students to remember this outlining for each new assignment and rhetorical method. And the color coding for TEST is so good for recognition.” –Barbara McNellis, Moraine Valley Community College

“I’ve used this text for years because I find it very student friendly. It covers important concepts in a way that students can understand and encourages them to think about their work in a meaningful way.” –Carol Eisenhower, Sierra College

“I think the writing in this book recognizes that not all college students recently graduated from high school and that many of them have lives that involve family, work, and travel.” –Jane Ellingwood, Eastern Maine Community College

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"The text is user friendly for both students and instructors." —Annette Cole, Tarrant County College
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Stephen R. Mandell

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