Ship-Ship-Hooray! Free Shipping on $25+ Details >
Evergreen With Readings : A Guide to Writing

Evergreen With Readings : A Guide to Writing - 6th edition

Evergreen With Readings : A Guide to Writing - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780395958476

ISBN10: 0395958474

Evergreen With Readings : A Guide to Writing by Susan Fawcett and Alvin Sandberg - ISBN 9780395958476
Edition: 6TH 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
International: No
Evergreen With Readings : A Guide to Writing by Susan Fawcett and Alvin Sandberg - ISBN 9780395958476

ISBN13: 9780395958476

ISBN10: 0395958474

Edition: 6TH 00

shop us with confidence


The country's best-selling Developmental English worktext, designed for paragraph- to essay-level courses, is renowned for its clear, step-by-step instruction, abundant, carefully paced practice exercises, and high-interest readings. A solid grounding in the process approach to writing, as well as the text's flexible organization, with self-contained chapters that adapt to individual preferences, have made Evergreen a success with experienced instructors, adjunct faculty, and students for 20 years.

Extensively revised, the Sixth Edition includes 35% new exercises and models, Writer's Workshops at the end of each unit, new chapters on cause and effect and proofreading for mixed errors, and increased coverage of summary and synthesis. Evergreen with Readings features 20% new reading selections. In addition, a text-specific Web site offers teaching tips, exercises, and more.

  • All activities have been revised, updated, or replaced, with more than one-third new exercises and models.
  • Unit-ending Writer's Workshops showcase a student paragraph or essay, reinforce grammar and sentence skills in context, highlight the writing process, and inspire students by example. Questions and activities promote small-group reading, discussion, editing, and writing to further strengthen understanding.
  • An extensive Web site includes additional exercises, tests, a bulletin board, teaching tips, advice from the Evergreen Community of text users, and links to our new Web site for instructors,
  • An enhanced academic focus features a new chapter on cause and effect and new material on summary and synthesis.
  • A chapter on mixed-error proofreading offers real-world applications and advice on the editing and proofreading processes.
  • Additional material on the writing process includes coverage of the controlling idea and revising for adequate support.
  • Grammar coverage has been expanded to include more sentence-error practice and a chart classifying sentence fragments.
  • The 20% new reading selections in Evergreen with Readings, 6/e, include Sandra Cisneros on growing up and becoming a writer, Dave Barry on school science projects, and Rene Denfield on what she learned from boxing.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Unit 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 I Writer's Workshop : Using Just One of Your Five Senses, Describe a Place

Unit 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 II Writer's Workshop : Pay Tribute to an Exceptional Person

Unit III. Developing the Paragraph

5. Illustration

Checklist : The Process of Writing an Illustration Paragraph
Suggested Topics 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 the 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 Persuasion Paragraphs

Unit III Writer's 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

Checklist : The Process of Writing an Essay
Suggested Topics for 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. 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 Writing the Essay Question

18. Special College Skills : Summary and Quotation

Part A. Avoiding Plagiarism
Part B. Writing a Summary
Checklist : The Process of Writing a Summary

Part C. Using Direct and Indirect Quotations

Unit IV Writer's Workshop : Analyze a Social Problem

Unit V. Improving Your Writing

19. Revising for Consistency and Parallelism

Part A. Consistent Tense
Part B. Consistent Number and Person
Part C. Parallelism

20. 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. Review and Practice

21. 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

22. Putting Your Revision Skills to Work

Unit V Writer's Workshop : Examine the Bright (or Dark) Side of Family Life

Unit VI. Reviewing the Basics

23. The Simple Sentence
Part A. Defining and Spotting Subjects
Part B. Spotting Prepositional Phrases
Part C. Defining and Spotting Verbs

24. Coordination and Subordination

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

25. Avoiding Sentence Errors

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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. Nouns

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

30. Pronouns

Part A. Definitive 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

31. Prepositions

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

32. 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

33. The Apostrophe

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

34. 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

35. Mechanics

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

36. Putting Your Proofreading Skills to Work

Unit VI Writer's Workshop : Adopt a New Point of View

Unit VII. Strengthening Your Spelling

37. Spelling

Part A. Suggestions for Improving Your Spelling
Part B. Computer Spell Checkers

Spotting Vowels and Consonants
Doubling the Final Consonant (in Words of One Syllable)
Doubling the Final Consonant (in Words of More Than One Syllable)
Dropping or Keeping the Final E
Changing or Keeping the Final Y
Adding -S or -ES
Choosing IE or EI
Spelling Lists

38. Look-Alikes/Sound-Alikes

Unit VII Writer's Workshop : Discuss a Time When Diverse People Were United

Unit VIII. Reading Selections

Reading Strategies for Writers
How Sunglasses Spanned the World
Only Daughter, Sandra Cisneros
My Outing, Arthur Ashe
The Lady of the Ring, Rene Denfeld
Neat People Versus Sloppy People, Suzanne Britt
How to Get the Most Out of Yourself, Alan Loy McGinnis
Beauty : When the Other Dancer Is the Self, Alice Walker
Hunger of Memory, Richard Rodriguez
Some Thoughts About Abortion, Anna Quindlen
Food for Thought, Dave Barry
One More Lesson, Judith Ortiz Cofer
A Brother's Murder, Brent Staples
In Search of Bruce Lee's Grave, Shanlon Wu
The Plot Against People, Russell Baker
Road Rage, Andrew Ferguson