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Authors : Randall VanderMey; Verne Meyer; John Van Rys; Patrick Sebranek


496 Pages  Paperback 

2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011

©2013 , Published


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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 at a value-based price. Practical and concise, COMP helps students focus on the seven traits of effective writing a... more


An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student and faculty focus groups, surveys, and interviews.

Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present... more

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Expanded coverage of the writing process, such as the seven traits of effective writing and thesis development, provides practical and concise guidance to student writers.

Expanded instruction on analyzing reading selections for purpose, audience, topic, and reasoning in 14 chapters demonstrates ho... more