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Strategies for Successful Writing: A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook, Fourth Canadian Edition (4th Edition) Paperback – Jun 1 2009

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  • Paperback: 696 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Canada; 4 edition (June 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132084015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132084017
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #272,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Strategies for Successful Writing will help you with all aspects of your writing, regardless of discipline.  It is a “four-in-one” text: rhetoric, reader, handbook, and research guide designed for college essay and first-year composition courses.  This versatile handbook features a lively and appealing style that will help you learn and use the strategies of effective writing.

About the Author

Sue Ann Cairns received her Ph.D. in English at University of British Columbia, and went on to teach at a number of universities in both Canada and the U.S., including UBC and SFU, and a one-year stint in Shanghai, China. She has been teaching a variety of writing and literature courses at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia since 1990, where she teaches a variety of literature and writing courses. Sue Ann has published articles on teaching, as well as articles on children’s literature in Children’s Literature in Education. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she became a Canadian citizen in the 1990s, and presently lives in Langley, British Columbia with her husband, son, daughter-in-law, and new grandson.


Robert Fleming joined the department of English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 1993, and served as Dean for the Faculty of Humanities from 2003 until 2005.  Currently, he is the Associate Vice President Academic.  In addition to teaching composition, literature, and critical theory within the English program, he has taught courses on work and society, power relations, and critical thinking within the Bachelor of Business Administration programs at Kwantlen. Before coming to Kwantlen, Robert Fleming also taught English language and literature at York University, Simon Fraser University, and Okanagan University College.  Robert’s research includes presentations and publications on Canadian literature, post-colonialism, composition, curriculum / program development, and post-secondary policy and governance.  Current projects include research on organizational culture, isomorphism, and institutional identity as pertains to the development of dual-sector universities throughout the U.K., Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.  Robert is also a member of several national and international scholarly societies.

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