Real Writing with Readings: Paragraphs and Essays for College, Work, and Everyday Life
ISBN: 0312539045 | ISBN13:
Since the fi rst edition of Real Writing, the basic goal of this book has been
twofold: to show students how writing is essential to success in the real
world, and then to help them develop the writing skills they need to succeed
in their college, work, and everyday lives. Real Writing shares this goal with
the other Real books: Real Skills and Real Essays.
As always, our fi rst job as educators is to meet students where they
are — to understand who they are and what they bring to the college writing
class. Only then can we make a connection with them and guide them along
the path to success. Because this book is grounded in the real world, the
content of each edition must refl ect changes in that world and its requirements
for success. Honestly, that is what I love about having the chance to
revise every few years. What happens in classrooms, boardrooms, and living
rooms is not static, and as an author I have the opportunity to incorporate
what is needed to help students become successful college students and citizens.
So, in this fi fth edition, Real Writing has the same basic goals and some
of the same core content that has worked for so many instructors and students.
It also refl ects important new research into what helps students connect
to college life and their communities, and thereby succeed academically
and identify and achieve their own goals more