"Write Now!" is the only English composition textbook that convinces students that writing is important in school, in the workplace, and in their lives. It is a concise, visually appealing, all-inclusive rhetoric, reader, research guide, and handbook. "Write Now!" includes career-based writing examples as well as traditional, contemporary, and multicultural readings. It introduces a new approach to writing tasks called the rhetorical star and a new seven-step writing process that emphasizes revision. The writing style is highly accessible for students at a career college, community college, or university.
Karin Russell is a college English teacher whose experience in helping students achieve success has spanned more than twenty years. Russell earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Stetson University and her master's degree in Reading and Language Arts Education at The Florida State University. She continued her education in the English field by earning thirty-six graduate credit hours beyond the master's degree. She has taught composition and literature courses for various Florida schools, including Brevard Community College, Nova Southeastern University, and several career colleges. For more than fifteen years, Russell has been a full-time English instructor for Keiser University, where she is the University Department Chair for English, humanities, fine arts, and communications. She oversees curriculum development for a variety of writing, literature, and communication courses. She has been named an Instructor of Distinction four years in a row. She also serves as a member of the assessment committee and the Keiser Writes leadership team and as a faculty advisor to Phi Theta Kappa, a student leadership organization. Russell is especially interested in enabling students to develop their writing skills through a process-oriented approach and showing students how writing is applicable to their future careers. She passionately believes that nearly anyone can become a good writer with the right instruction and enough practice. On a personal note, Karin Russell loves spending time with her loving husband, Todd, their amazing son, Cody, and their wonderful rescue dogs and cats. She also enjoys creating stained glass art pieces, riding her motorcycle and scooter, traveling about the U.S. in her family's RV, and reading multicultural novels.