Summary: Evergreen takes another leap forward in the paragraph-to-essay-level Developmental Writing market. In this Eighth Edition, the author endeavors to take an exceptional book and make it even more motivating, helpful, and engaging. Susan Fawcett has thoroughly reviewed and updated the text, guided by the thoughtful suggestions of faculty across the country, and by the academic and workplace challenges students face in the twenty-first century.
With its new featur...show morees and powerful WriteSpace online writing program, the Eighth Edition ensures that Evergreen continues to meet the needs of students and instructors in any classroom environment. Step-by-step instruction, a range of carefully paced practice exercises, engaging student and professional writing samples, and attention to critical thinking are the keys to this text's appeal.
New! Critical Viewing and more Critical Thinking assignments promote analysis and problem solving. Many images in the text are accompanied by Thinking and Writing Together tasks that help students apply the rhetorical strategies they learn to a problem, set of facts, or visual image.
New! Integrated ESL coverage provides guidance for instructors who work with multilingual students in their classes. ESL Tips in the Instructor's Annotated Edition and the new Evergreen Instructor's Guide to Teaching ESL Students provide grounding in ESL instruction specifically geared to teaching with Evergreen. In addition, a new ESL Appendix in the book focuses on areas of difficulty for ESL students, and more exercises and web links are available at the Evergreen Online Study Center.
Exploring Online assignments throughout the text and at the end of every chapter give students the option of further online study, practice, or exploration. Provided as live links at the Online Study Center, these assignments can be accessed while students learn chapter concepts or take practice tests. Quality web sites also follow each Thinking and Writing Together activity and selected practices, so students can learn more about topics of interest for future papers.
New! New reading selections offer an even wider variety of essays, including "When Greed Gives Way to Giving," by Ana Veciana-Suarez; "Dear Dads: Save Your Sons," by Christopher N. Bacorn; and "Freedom's Just Another Word," by Anna Quindlen.
Sixty-five engaging new models and content-based practice sets are vital to Evergreen's effectiveness. Fresh subjects include the first female Navaho surgeon (to illustrate paragraph coherence), NASCAR safety devices (an example of illustration), and the expanding size of restaurant portions in America (an example of comparison and contrast).
New! A four-color design and 46 color images enliven Evergreen's pedagogy. Every image engages students and prompts them to view, reflect, and connect more deeply with material they read.
I. Getting Started 1. Exploring the Writing Process
Part A The Writing Process Part B Subject, Audience, and Purpose Exploring Online
2. Prewriting to Generate Ideas
Part A Freewriting Part B Brainstorming Part C Clustering Part D Asking Questions Part E Keeping a Journal Exploring Online Unit 1 Writers' Workshop: Using Just One of Your Five Senses, Describe a Place
II. Discovering the Paragraph 3. The Process of Writing Paragraphs
Part A Defining and Looking at the Paragraph Part B Narrowing the Topic and Writing the Topic Sentence Part C Generating Ideas for the Body Part D Selecting and Dropping Ideas Part E Arranging Ideas in a Plan or an Outline Part F Writing and Revising the Paragraph Exploring Online
4. Achieving Coherence
Part A Coherence Through Order Part B Coherence Through Related Sentences Exploring Online Unit 2 Writers' Workshop: Discuss the Pressures to Grow Up Fast
III. Developing the Paragraph 5. Illustration
Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing an Illustration Paragraph Suggested Topic Sentences for Illustration Paragraphs Exploring Online
Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Narrative Paragraph Suggested Topics for Narrative Paragraphs Exploring Online
Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Descriptive Paragraph Suggested Topics for Descriptive Paragraphs Exploring Online
Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Process Paragraph Suggested Topics for Process Paragraphs Exploring Online
Part A Single-Sentence Definitions Part B The Definition Paragraph Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Definition Paragraph Suggested Topics for Definition Paragraphs Exploring Online
10. Comparison and Contrast
Part A The Contrast and the Comparison Paragraphs Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Contrast or Comparison Paragraph Suggested Topics for Contrast or Comparison Paragraphs Part B The Comparison-Contrast Paragraph Working Through the Comparison-Contrast Paragraph Suggested Topics for Comparison-Contrast Paragraphs Exploring Online
Thinking and Writing Together Checklist: The Process of Writing a Classification Paragraph Suggested Topics for Classification Paragraphs Exploring Online
12. Cause and Effect
Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Cause and Effect Paragraph Suggested Topics for Cause and Effect Paragraphs Exploring Online
Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Persuasive Paragraph Suggested Topics for Persuasive Paragraphs Exploring Online Unit 3 Writers' Workshop: Give Advice to College Writers
IV. Writing the Essay 14. The Process of Writing an Essay
Part A Looking at the Essay Part B Writing the Thesis Statement Part C Generating Ideas for the Body Part D Organizing Ideas in an Outline Part E Ordering and Linking Paragraphs in the Essay Part F Writing and Revising Essays Checklist: The Process of Writing an Essay Suggested Topics for Essays Exploring Online
15. Types of Essays
Part A The Illustration Essay Part B The Narrative Essay Part C The Descriptive Essay Part D The Process Essay Part E The Definition Essay Part F The Comparison or Contrast Essay Part G The Classification Essay Part H The Cause and Effect Essay Part I The Persuasive Essay Exploring Online
16. The Introduction, the Conclusion, and the Title
Part A The Introduction Part B The Conclusion Part C The Title Exploring Online
17. Summarizing, Quoting, and Avoiding Plagiarism
Part A Avoiding Plagiarism Part B Writing a Summary Checklist: The Process of Writing a Summary Part C Using Direct and Indirect Quotation Exploring Online
18. Strengthening an Essay with Research
Part A Improving an Essay with Research Part B Finding and Evaluating Outside Sources: Library and Internet Part C Adding Sources to Your Essay and Documenting Them Correctly Exploring Online
19. Writing Under Pressure: The Essay Examination
Part A Budgeting Your Time Part B Reading and Understanding the Essay Question Part C Choosing the Correct Paragraph or Essay Pattern Part D Writing the Topic Sentence or the Thesis Statement Checklist: The Process of Answering an Essay Question Exploring Online Unit 4 Writers' Workshop: Analyze a Social Problem
V. Improving Your Writing 20. Revising for Consistency and Parallelism
Part A Consistent Tense Part B Consistent Number and Person Part C Parallelism Exploring Online
21. Revising for Sentence Variety
Part A Mix Long and Short Sentences Part B Use a Question, a Command, or an Exclamation Part C Vary the Beginnings of Sentences Part D Vary Methods of Joining Ideas Part E Avoid Misplaced and Confusing Modifiers Part F Review and Practice Exploring Online
22. Revising for Language Awareness
Part A Exact Language: Avoiding Vagueness Part B Concise Language: Avoiding Wordiness Part C Fresh Language: Avoiding Triteness Part D Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors Exploring Online
23. Putting Your Revision Skills to Work
Exploring Online Unit 5 Writers' Workshop: Examine Someone Who Isn't What He/She Appears to Be VI. Reviewing the Basics
24. The Simple Sentence
Part A Defining and Spotting Subjects Part B Spotting Prepositional Phrases Part C Defining and Spotting Verbs Exploring Online
25. Coordination and Subordination
Part A Coordination Part B Subordination Part C Semicolons Part D Conjunctive Adverbs Part E Review Exploring Online
26. Avoiding Sentence Errors
Part A Avoiding Run-Ons and Comma Splices Part B Avoiding Fragments Exploring Online
27. Present Tense (Agreement)
Part A Defining Subject-Verb Agreement Part B Three Troublesome Verbs in the Present Tense: To Be, To Have, To Do Part C Special Singular Constructions Part D Separation of Subject and Verb Part E Sentences Beginning with There and Here Part F Agreement in Questions Part G Agreement in Relative Clauses Exploring Online
28. Past Tense
Part A Regular Verbs in the Past Tense Part B Irregular Verbs in the Past Tense Part C A Troublesome Verb in the Past Tense: To Be Part D Troublesome Pairs in the Past Tense: Can/Could, Will/Would Exploring Online
29. The Past Participle
Part A Past Participles of Regular Verbs Part B Past Participles of Irregular Verbs Part C Using the Present Perfect Tense Part D Using the Past Perfect Tense Part E Using the Passive Voice (To Be and the Past Participle) Part F Using the Past Participle as an Adjective Exploring Online
Part A Defining Singular and Plural Part B Signal Words: Singular and Plural Part C Signal Words with Of Exploring Online
Part A Defining Pronouns and Antecedents Part B Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree Part C Referring to Antecedents Clearly Part D Special Problems of Case Part E Using Pronouns with -Self and -Selves Exploring Online
Part A Working with Prepositional Phrases Part B Prepositions in Common Expressions Exploring Online
33. Adjectives and Adverbs
Part A Defining and Using Adjectives and Adverbs Part B The Comparative and the Superlative Exploring Online Part C A Troublesome Pair: Good/Well Exploring Online
34. The Apostrophe
Part A The Apostrophe for Contractions Part B The Apostrophe for Ownership Part C Special Uses of the Apostrophe Exploring Online
35. The Comma
Part A Commas for Items in a Series Part B Commas with Introductory Phrases, Transitional Expressions, and Parentheticals Part C Commas for Appositives Part D Commas with Nonrestrictive and Restrictive Clauses Part E Commas for Dates and Addresses Part F Minor Uses of the Comma Exploring Online
Part A Capitalization Part B Titles Part C Direct Quotations Part D Minor Marks of Punctuation Exploring Online
37. Putting Your Proofreading Skills to Work
Exploring Online Unit 6 Writers' Workshop: Adopt a New Point of View
VII. Strengthening Your Spelling 38. Spelling
Part A Suggestions for Improving Your Spelling Part B Computer Spell Checkers Part C Spotting Vowels and Consonants Part D Doubling the Final Consonant (in Words of One Syllable) Part E Doubling the Final Consonant (in Words of More Than One Syllable) Part F Dropping or Keeping the Final E Part G Changing or Keeping the Final Y Part H Adding -S or -ES Part I Choosing IE or EI Part J Spelling Lists Exploring Online 39. Look-Alikes/Sound-Alikes Exploring Online Unit 7. Writers' Workshop: Discuss a Time When You Felt Blessed
VIII. Reading Selections
Reading Strategies for Writers How Sunglasses Spanned the World Rick Bragg 100 Miles per Hour, Upside Down and Sideways Sandra Cisneros Only Daughter Arthur Ashe My Outing Ana Veciana-Suarez When Greed Gives Way to Giving Dave Barry Build Yourself a Killer Bod with Killer Bees Brent Staples A Brother's Murder Christopher N. Bacorn Dear Dads: Save Your Sons Bharati Mukherjee Two Ways to Belong in America Firoozeh Dumas Forever Young Ian Frazier On the Rez Karen Castellucci Cox Four Types of Courage Eric A. Taub Cell Yell: Thanks for (Not) Sharing Janet Wu Homeward Bound Anna Quindlen Freedom's Just Another Word Michael Levin The Case for Torture Alice Walker Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self ESL Appendix Quotation Bank Acknowledgements Index Rhetorical Index
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