Blueprints 1: Composition Skills for Academic Writing

  • AUTHORS: Keith S. Folse; M. Kathleen Mahnke; Elena Vestri Solomon; Lorraine Williams
  • ISBN-13: 9780618144099 
  • 224 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2003     Published
  • Level(s): High-intermediate | Intermediate
  • List Price = $ 64.95 | College Wholesale (Net) Price $48.75
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About The Product

The Blueprints 1 & 2 academic writing series offers a unique combination of instruction in the rhetorical processes as well as paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing. This multi-layered approach helps students develop good writing habits and avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism. Students receive ample opportunities to write at the sentence, paragraph, and essay levels.


  • A focus on academic writing beyond the ESL classroom
  • Online teaching and study centers

About the Contributor

  • Keith S. Folse

    Dr. Keith Folse is a Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of 57 textbooks on a variety of subjects from grammar to vocabulary to composition, including five best-selling books in the Great Writing series by National Geographic Learning.

  • M. Kathleen Mahnke

  • Elena Vestri Solomon

    Elena Vestri Solomon is currently a lecturer in the B. Ed program for future teachers in Abu Dhabi's Emirates College for Advanced Education. She received her MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and has lived and worked in Italy, Spain, France, Hungary, Romania, Uzbekistan, and UAE. She has authored/co-authored over a dozen academic textbooks in composition, grammar, and listening/speaking/note-taking.

  • Lorraine Williams

Table of Contents

1. The Paragraph 2. Descriptive Paragraphs 3. Process Paragraphs 4. Definition Paragraphs 5. Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs 6. Introducing the Essay