College Essay Writing Skills with Readings By John Langan is a straightforward and comprehensive resource which prepares students to produce compelling, organized, and thoroughly researched essays. Langan presents a framework built on four bases – unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. By mastering these fundamentals, students will develop effective composition skills. Instructors and students will also benefit from the carefully chosen Canadian and International readings selected for their known success in the classroom. Additionally, throughout Essay Writing Skills with Readings, there is an emphasis on understanding audience, purpose, voice, summarization and research skills, which directs students to think critically about their writing.