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Evergreen : Guide to Writing With Readings

Evergreen : Guide to Writing With Readings - 8th edition

Evergreen : Guide to Writing With Readings - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780618766444

ISBN10: 0618766448

Evergreen : Guide to Writing With Readings by Susan Fawcett - ISBN 9780618766444
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Evergreen : Guide to Writing With Readings by Susan Fawcett - ISBN 9780618766444

ISBN13: 9780618766444

ISBN10: 0618766448

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 07
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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 features 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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

6. Narration

Thinking and Writing Together
Exploring Online
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Narrative Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Narrative Paragraphs
Exploring Online

7. Description

Thinking and Writing Together
Exploring Online
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Descriptive Paragraphs
Exploring Online

8. Process

Thinking and Writing Together
Exploring Online
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Process Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Process Paragraphs
Exploring Online

9. Definition

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

11. Classification

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

13. Persuasion

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

30. Nouns

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

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
Exploring Online

32. Prepositions

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

36. Mechanics

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
Rhetorical Index