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Evergreen With Readings : Guide to Writing - Text Only

Evergreen With Readings : Guide to Writing - Text Only - 7th edition

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Evergreen With Readings : Guide to Writing - Text Only - 7TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618256587

Susan Fawcett

ISBN13: 978-0618256587
ISBN10: 061825658X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 04
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

As part of Fawcett's best-selling developmental writing series, Evergreen earns consistent acclaim for its clear, step-by-step instruction, engaging exercises, and high-interest readings for paragraph-to-essay level courses. The text's long-standing popularity stems from its solid foundation in the process and modeling approach to writing, plus its flexible organization. Following the advice of reviewers and users across the country, the author has added new critical-thinking assignments, revised the majority of existing practice sets and models, and integrated more dynamic, contemporary visuals throughout the text. Compelling and sometimes controversial images stimulate students to write and discuss their responses.

Chapter 1 features a revised introduction designed to increase students' interest in the writing process and, consequently, the likelihood that they will use the textbook. In addition, a new chapter on research prepares students for other composition and college-level courses, covering such topics as how to avoid plagiarism, write summaries, include quotes, paraphrase, find information using the library and the Internet, and cite MLA sources.

Table of Contents

I. Getting Started

1. Exploring the Writing Process

Part A: The Writing Process
Part B: Subject, Audience, and Purpose

2. Prewriting to Generate Ideas

Part A: Freewriting
Part B: Brainstorming
Part C: Clustering
Part D: Asking Questions
Part E: Keeping a Journal
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

4. Achieving Coherence

Part A: Coherence Through Order
Part B: Coherence Through Related Sentences
Unit 2 Writers' Workshop: Discuss the Pressures to Grow Up Fast

III. Developing the Paragraph

5. Illustration

Checklist: The Process of Writing an Illustration Paragraph
Suggested Topic Sentences for Illustration Paragraphs

6. Narration

Checklist: The Process of Writing a Narrative Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Narrative Paragraphs

7. Description

Checklist: The Process of Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Descriptive Paragraphs

8. Process

Checklist: The Process of Writing a Process Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Process Paragraphs

9. Definition

Part A: Single-Sentence Definitions
Part B: The Definition Paragraph
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Definition Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Definition Paragraphs

10. Comparison and Contrast

Part A: The Contrast and Comparison Paragraphs
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

11. Classification

Checklist: The Process of Writing a Classification Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Classification Paragraphs

12. Cause and Effect

Checklist: The Process of Writing a Cause and Effect Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Cause and Effect Paragraphs

13. Persuasion

Checklist: The Process of Writing a Persuasive Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Persuasive Paragraphs
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: Ordering and Linking Paragraphs in the Essay
Part E: Writing and Revising Essays

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

16. The Introduction, the Conclusion, and the Title

Part A: The Introduction
Part B: The Conclusion
Part C: The Title

17. Special College Skills: Summary and Quotation

Part A: Avoiding Plagiarism
Part B: Writing a Summary
Part C: Using Direct and Indirect Quotation

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

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
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

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

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

23. Putting Your Revision Skills to Work

Unit 5 Writers' Workshop: Examine the Bright (or Dark) Side of Family Life

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

25. Coordination and Subordination

Part A: Coordination
Part B: Subordination
Part C: Semicolons
Part D: Conjunctive Adverbs
Part E: Review

26. Avoiding Sentence Errors

Part A: Avoiding Run-Ons and Comma Splices
Part B: Avoiding Fragments

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

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

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

30. Nouns

Part A: Defining Singular and Plural
Part B: Signal Words: Singular and Plural
Part C: Signal Words with Of

31. Pronouns

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

32. Prepositions

Part A: Working with Prepositional Phrases
Part B: Prepositions in Common Expressions

33. Adjectives and Adverbs

Part A: Defining and Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Part B: The Comparative and the Superlative
Part C: A Troublesome Pair: Good/Well

34. The Apostrophe

Part A: The Apostrophe for Contractions
Part B: The Apostrophe for Ownership
Part C: Special Uses of the Apostrophe

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

36. Mechanics

Part A: Capitalization
Part B: Titles
Part C: Direct Quotations
Part D: Minor Marks of Punctuation

37. Putting Your Proofreading Skills to Work

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

39. Look-Alikes/Sound-Alikes

Unit 7 Writers' Workshop: Discuss a Time When Diverse People Were United

VIII. Reading Selections

Reading Strategies for Writers
How Sunglasses Spanned the World
Homeward Bound, Janet Wu
A Brother's Murder, Brent Staples
Only a Daughter, Sandra Cisneros
Build Yourself a Killer Bod with Killer Bees, Dave Barry
Let's Get Vertical, Beth Wald
On the Rez, Ian Frazier
Bash! Crash! Kapow! Girls Are Heroes Now, Susan Hopkins
My Outing, Arthur Ashe
The Case for Torture, Michael Levin
Cell Yell: Thanks for (Not) Sharing, Eric A. Taub
Follow the Leader to the Next Fad, Karen

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