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Evergreen : A Guide to Writing with Readings

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9780618256587

ISBN10:
061825658X
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Pub. Date:
2/27/2003
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Unit 1 Getting Started
2(18)
Exploring the Writing Process
3(5)
Part A The Writing Process
3(1)
Part B Subject, Audience, and Purpose
4(4)
Prewriting to Generate Ideas
8(12)
Part A Freewriting
8(3)
Part B Brainstorming
11(1)
Part C Clustering
12(1)
Part D Asking Questions
13(2)
Part E Keeping a Journal
15(3)
Unit 1 Writers' Workshop: Using Just One of Your Five Senses, Describe a Place
18(2)
Unit 2 Discovering the Paragraph
20(46)
The Process of Writing Paragraphs
21(23)
Part A Defining and Looking at the Paragraph
21(5)
Part B Narrowing the Topic and Writing the Topic Sentence
26(5)
Part C Generating Ideas for the Body
31(1)
Part D Selecting and Dropping Ideas
32(1)
Part E Arranging Ideas in a Plan or an Outline
33(1)
Part F Writing and Revising the Paragraph
34(10)
Achieving Coherence
44(22)
Part A Coherence Through Order
44(9)
Part B Coherence Through Related Sentences
53(3)
Exploring Online
56(3)
Exploring Online
59(5)
Unit 2 Writers' Workshop: Discuss the Pressures to Grow Up Fast
64(2)
Unit 3 Developing the Paragraph
66(102)
Illustration
67(9)
Thinking and Writing Together
74(1)
Exploring Online
74(1)
Checklist: The Process of Writing an Illustration Paragraph
74(1)
Suggested Topic Sentences for Illustration Paragraphs
75(1)
Narration
76(8)
Thinking and Writing Together
81(1)
Exploring Online
82(1)
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Narrative Paragraph
83(1)
Suggested Topics for Narrative Paragraphs
83(1)
Description
84(8)
Thinking and Writing Together
89(1)
Exploring Online
90(1)
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
91(1)
Suggested Topics for Descriptive Paragraphs
91(1)
Process
92(10)
Thinking and Writing Together
100(1)
Exploring Online
100(1)
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Process Paragraph
100(1)
Suggested Topics for Process Paragraphs
101(1)
Definition
102(13)
Part A Single-Sentence Definitions
102(5)
Part B The Definition Paragraph
107(5)
Thinking and Writing Together
112(1)
Exploring Online
113(1)
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Definition Paragraph
113(1)
Suggested Topics for Definition Paragraphs
114(1)
Comparison and Contrast
115(17)
Part A The Contrast and Comparison Paragraphs
115(10)
Thinking and Writing Together
125(1)
Exploring Online
125(1)
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Contrast or Comparison Paragraph
125(1)
Suggested Topics for Contrast or Comparison Paragraphs
126(1)
Part B The Comparison-Contrast Paragraph
126(4)
Working Through the Comparison-Contrast Paragraph
130(1)
Suggested Topics for Comparison-Contrast Paragraphs
131(1)
Classification
132(9)
Thinking and Writing Together
138(1)
Exploring Online
138(1)
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Classification Paragraph
139(1)
Suggested Topics for Classification Paragraphs
139(2)
Cause and Effect
141(9)
Thinking and Writing Together
148(1)
Exploring Online
148(1)
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Cause and Effect Paragraph
148(1)
Suggested Topics for Cause and Effect Paragraphs
149(1)
Persuasion
150(18)
Thinking and Writing Together
162(1)
Exploring Online
163(1)
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Persuasive Paragraph
164(1)
Suggested Topics for Persuasive Paragraphs
165(1)
Unit 3 Writers' Workshop: Give Advice to College Writers
166(2)
Unit 4 Writing the Essay
168(98)
The Process of Writing an Essay
169(29)
Part A Looking at the Essay
169(4)
Part B Writing the Thesis Statement
173(4)
Part C Generating Ideas for the Body
177(7)
Part D Ordering and Linking Paragraphs in the Essay
184(6)
Part E Writing and Revising Essays
190(6)
Checklist: The Process of Writing an Essay
196(1)
Suggested Topics for Essays
196(1)
Exploring Online
197(1)
Types of Essays
198(24)
Part A The Illustration Essay
198(3)
Part B The Narrative Essay
201(2)
Part C The Descriptive Essay
203(2)
Part D The Process Essay
205(3)
Part E The Definition Essay
208(2)
Part F The Comparison or Contrast Essay
210(2)
Part G The Classification Essay
212(3)
Part H The Cause and Effect Essay
215(2)
Part I The Persuasive Essay
217(5)
The Introduction, the Conclusion, and the Title
222(8)
Part A The Introduction
222(3)
Part B The Conclusion
225(2)
Part C The Title
227(3)
Special College Skills: Summary and Quotation
230(10)
Part A Avoiding Plagiarism
230(1)
Part B Writing a Summary
231(3)
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Summary
234(1)
Part C Using Direct and Indirect Quotation
235(5)
Strengthening an Essay with Research
240(13)
Part A Improving an Essay with Research
240(3)
Part B Finding and Evaluating Outside Sources: Library and Internet
243(3)
Part C Adding Sources to Your Essay and Documenting Them Correctly
246(7)
Writing Under Pressure: The Essay Examination
253(13)
Part A Budgeting Your Time
253(2)
Part B Reading and Understanding the Essay Question
255(3)
Part C Choosing the Correct Paragraph or Essay Pattern
258(2)
Part D Writing the Topic Sentence or the Thesis Statement
260(3)
Checklist: The Process of Answering an Essay Question
263(1)
Unit 4 Writers' Workshop: Analyze a Social Problem
264(2)
Unit 5 Improving Your Writing
266(70)
Revising for Consistency and Parallelism
267(16)
Part A Consistent Tense
267(5)
Part B Consistent Number and Person
272(5)
Part C Parallelism
277(5)
Exploring Online
282(1)
Revising for Sentence Variety
283(29)
Part A Mix Long and Short Sentences
283(2)
Part B Use a Question, a Command, or an Exclamation
285(2)
Part C Vary the Beginnings of Sentences
287(4)
Part D Vary Methods of Joining Ideas
291(15)
Part E Avoid Misplaced and Confusing Modifiers
306(2)
Part F Review and Practice
308(4)
Revising for Language Awareness
312(16)
Part A Exact Language: Avoiding Vagueness
312(6)
Part B Concise Language: Avoiding Wordiness
318(3)
Part C Fresh Language: Avoiding Triteness
321(2)
Part D Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors
323(5)
Putting Your Revision Skills to Work
328(8)
Unit 5 Writers' Workshop: Examine the Bright (or Dark) Side of Family Life
334(2)
Unit 6 Reviewing the Basics
336(144)
The Simple Sentence
337(6)
Part A Defining and Spotting Subjects
337(1)
Part B Spotting Prepositional Phrases
338(2)
Part C Defining and Spotting Verbs
340(2)
Exploring Online
342(1)
Coordination and Subordination
343(15)
Part A Coordination
343(3)
Part B Subordination
346(4)
Part C Semicolons
350(1)
Part D Conjunctive Adverbs
351(2)
Part E Review
353(4)
Exploring Online
357(1)
Avoiding Sentence Errors
358(16)
Part A Avoiding Run-Ons and Comma Splices
358(4)
Part B Avoiding Fragments
362(11)
Exploring Online
373(1)
Present Tense (Agreement)
374(11)
Part A Defining Subject-Verb Agreement
374(2)
Part B Three Troublesome Verbs in the Present Tense: To Be, To Have, To Do
376(2)
Part C Special Singular Constructions
378(2)
Part D Separation of Subject and Verb
380(1)
Part E Sentences Beginning with There and Here
381(1)
Part F Agreement in Questions
381(1)
Part G Agreement in Relative Clauses
382(2)
Exploring Online
384(1)
Past Tense
385(9)
Part A Regular Verbs in the Past Tense
385(1)
Part B Irregular Verbs in the Past Tense
386(3)
Part C A Troublesome Verb in the Past Tense: To Be
389(1)
Part D Troublesome Pairs in the Past Tense: Can/Could, Will/Would
390(3)
Exploring Online
393(1)
The Past Participle
394(13)
Part A Past Participles of Regular Verbs
394(2)
Part B Past Participles of Irregular Verbs
396(4)
Part C Using the Present Perfect Tense
400(1)
Part D Using the Past Perfect Tense
401(1)
Part E Using the Passive Voice (To Be and the Past Participle)
402(1)
Part F Using the Past Participle as an Adjective
403(3)
Exploring Online
406(1)
Nouns
407(6)
Part A Defining Singular and Plural
407(2)
Part B Signal Words: Singular and Plural
409(1)
Part C Signal Words with Of
410(2)
Exploring Online
412(1)
Pronouns
413(14)
Part A Defining Pronouns and Antecedents
413(1)
Part B Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree
414(3)
Part C Referring to Antecedents Clearly
417(3)
Part D Special Problems of Case
420(4)
Part E Using Pronouns with -Self and -Selves
424(2)
Exploring Online
426(1)
Prepositions
427(8)
Part A Working with Prepositional Phrases
427(2)
Part B Prepositions in Common Expressions
429(5)
Exploring Online
434(1)
Adjectives and Adverbs
435(8)
Part A Defining and Using Adjectives and Adverbs
435(2)
Part B The Comparative and the Superlative
437(3)
Part C A Troublesome Pair: Good/Well
440(2)
Exploring Online
442(1)
The Apostrophe
443(7)
Part A The Apostrophe for Contractions
443(2)
Part B The Apostrophe for Ownership
445(2)
Part C Special Uses of the Apostrophe
447(2)
Exploring Online
449(1)
The Comma
450(10)
Part A Commas for Items in a Series
450(1)
Part B Commas with Introductory Phrases, Transitional Expressions, and Parentheticals
451(2)
Part C Commas for Appositives
453(1)
Part D Commas with Nonrestrictive and Restrictive Clauses
454(1)
Part E Commas for Dates and Addresses
455(2)
Part F Minor Uses of the Comma
457(2)
Exploring Online
459(1)
Mechanics
460(9)
Part A Capitalization
460(2)
Part B Titles
462(2)
Part C Direct Quotations
464(2)
Part D Minor Marks of Punctuation
466(2)
Exploring Online
468(1)
Putting Your Proofreading Skills to Work
469(11)
Exploring Online
477(1)
Unit 6 Writers' Workshop: Adopt a New Point of View
478(2)
Unit 7 Strengthening Your Spelling
480(28)
Spelling
481(12)
Part A Suggestions for Improving Your Spelling
481(1)
Part B Computer Spell Checkers
482(1)
Part C Spotting Vowels and Consonants
483(1)
Part D Doubling the Final Consonant (in Words of One Syllable)
484(1)
Part E Doubling the Final Consonant (in Words of More Than One Syllable)
485(1)
Part F Dropping or Keeping the Final E
486(1)
Part G Changing or Keeping the Final Y
487(1)
Part H Adding -S or -ES
488(1)
Part I Choosing IE or EI
488(2)
Part J Spelling Lists
490(2)
Exploring Online
492(1)
Look-Alikes/Sound-Alikes
493(15)
Exploring Online
505(1)
Unit 7 Writers' Workshop: Discuss a Time When Diverse People Were United
506(2)
Unit 8 Reading Selections
508
Reading Strategies for Writers
509(1)
How Sunglasses Spanned the World
510(2)
Homeward Bound
512(2)
Janet Wu
Cell Yell: Thanks for (Not) Sharing
514(3)
Eric A. Taub
A Brother's Murder
517(3)
Brent Staples
Only Daughter
520(3)
Sandra Cisneros
The Case for Torture
523(3)
Michael Levin
Let's Get Vertical
526(3)
Beth Wald
On the Rez
529(3)
Ian Frazier
Bam! Crash! Kapow! Girls Are Heroes Now
532(2)
Susan Hopkins
My Outing
534(3)
Arthur Ashe
Build Yourself a Killer Bod with Killer Bees
537(3)
Dave Barry
Follow the Leader to the Next Fad
540(2)
Karen Castellucci Cox
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
542(6)
Alice Walker
A Smoker's Right
548(2)
Mario Vargas Llosa
Some Thoughts About Abortion
550(3)
Anna Quindlen
Road Rage
553
Andrew Ferguson
Quotation Bank 1(6)
Acknowledgments 7(2)
ESL Reference Guide 9(2)
Index 11(6)
Rhetorical Index 17


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