COMP by Randall VanderMey
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Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, COMP, 2nd Edition, is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Practical and concise, COMP helps writers focus on the seven traits of effective writing as they invent, draft, develop, and revise their writing. The second edition also helps writers develop their reading skills with expanded reading instruction in 14 chapters and 44 models of different forms of writing. Up-to-the-minute research coverage, complete MLA and APA sample papers, and new grammar activities ensure that every aspect of writing is fully supported by COMP.
 

About Randall VanderMey

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Randall VanderMey (Ph.D. University of Iowa, M.F.A. Iowa Writers Workshop, M.A. University of Pennsylvania) is an associate professor in the Department of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He also has taught composition, literature, and technical writing at Iowa State University, Dordt College, and the University of Iowa. He is a contributing editor and creative consultant for Write Source. VanderMey has received numerous fellowships, grants, and awards for his teaching and poetry. He has published two books of poems, GROWING SOUL: A SONG CYCLE, GOD TALK, and CHARM SCHOOL: FIVE WOMEN OF THE ODYSSEY, as well as a commissioned biography, MERIZON: THE GREAT JOURNEY. Dr. Verne Meyer is a businessperson and an educator who has taught in high schools and in college. In 1977, he cofounded Write Source Educational Publishing House, now a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Supplemental. A graduate of Calvin College, Marquette University, and the University of Minnesota, he has co-authored Fusion 1, Fusion 2, Write 1 Sentences to Paragraphs, Write 2 Paragraphs to Essays, and more than a dozen English handbooks, including Write Source 2000, Writers INC, Write for College, The College Writer, Write for Business, The Business Writer, and Writing Effective E-Mail. Today, Dr. Meyer is a contributing editor for Write Source, Houghton Mifflin, and UpWrite Press. He also leads writing workshops across the United States. Dr. John Van Rys currently teaches writing at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario. Van Rys has taught writing for 18 years. A graduate of The University of Western Ontario and Dalhousie University, Van Rys received the highest scholarships available in Canada--the SSHRCC (Canada Council) Doctoral Fellowship and the Killim Scholarship--during his graduate studies. He has co-authored Fusion 1, Fusion 2, Write 1 Sentences to Paragraphs, Write 2 Paragraphs to Essays, and a variety of business-writing handbooks and materials for the educational and business-writing markets, including Write for Work, School to Work, The College Writer, Write for Business, The Business Writer, Writing Effective E-mail, and Writing Business and Sales Correspondence. Pat Sebranek is a businessperson and an educator who co-founded Write Source in 1977. Prior to founding Write Source, Mr. Sebranek taught writing and speaking at the high school level for 16 years, where he developed several courses aimed at helping students use the writing process more effectively. He has co-authored Fusion 1, Fusion 2, Write 1 Sentences to Paragraphs, Write 2 Paragraphs to Essays, and many more English handbooks, including Write Source 2000, Writers INC, Write for College, The College Writer, Write for Business, The Business Writer, and Writing Effective E-Mail. He continues to contribute to products that will help individuals improve their communication skills.
 
Published January 1, 2010 by Cengage Learning. 384 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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