In the REAL WORLD, do we practice writing skills in isolation? With coverage of more than just basic writing skills, WORDSMITH: ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE ENGLISH provides students with the opportunity to see the essentials of college communication in relation to each other. The text covers sentences, paragraphs, and essays and includes oral presentations and e-mails. Throughout the text, WORDSMITH: ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE ENGLISH also provides extensive exercises for students to practice these skills: Practiceand Review Exercisesare brief, short-answer style exercises. Editing, Groupand Writing Assignmentsrequire working with or creating writing samples. With coverage of writing, oral presentations and e-mails, and a variety of exercises, WORDSMITH: ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE ENGLISH illustrates how the essentials of good writing are rarely performed in isolation.Arlov, Pamela is the author of 'Wordsmith Essentials of College English', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130488947 and ISBN 0130488941.