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A comprehensive teaching and learning package that allows instructors to focus on teaching. Real Essays combines carefully curated readings, writing samples, writing assignments, grammar instruction, critical thinking and reading coverage, and online practice in one convenient volume.
Writing models and assignments that connect writing skills to the real world. Real Essays feature a number of models, including student papers and professional essays. It also provides writing assignments that ask students to translate their writing skills to college and the real world. Students practice concepts through the lens of tasks they will need to complete in college and beyond, such as composing an email, building a resume, and writing a research paper. Each rhetorical mode chapter also features a step-by-step writing guide and checklist that students can refer to when completing their writing assignments.
Profiles of Success provide models for students. These profiles feature students, both current and former, who explain how they’ve learned to use writing to their advantage in the classroom and beyond.
Presents essay writing in logical, manageable increments. Real Essays presents the "four basics" of good writing and of each type of writing, such as illustration and argument. This approach keeps students focusing on the essentials, preventing overload. Covers grammar and editing in a clear, concise way. The editing section first considers "the four most serious errors"—fragments, run-ons, subject-verb agreement problems, and verb errors—allowing students to gain confidence. Later chapters on grammar, punctuation, and mechanics build on this foundation.
2PR Critical Reading Process helps students read critically. Appearing throughout the book, this process helps students tackle readings by asking them to preview, read, pause, review, and respond to each reading.
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