9781111840969

Evergreen A Guide to Writing with Readings, Compact Edition

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    9781111840969

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    1111840962

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/8/2011
  • Publisher: Heinle

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Summary

EVERGREEN combines carefully crafted instruction, high-interest readings and student models, and plentiful practice exercises in a separate student workbook, to provide the most effective paragraph-to-essay-level Developmental Writing text on the market. The Ninth Edition includes expanded and revised coverage of writing essays, including an additional essay chapter and numerous additional student models. Photos enhance high-interest readings and promote critical viewing as well as critical thinking and clear writing.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Exploring the Writing Process
The Writing Process
Subject, Audience, and Purpose
Prewriting to Generate Ideas
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Asking Questions
Keeping a Journal
Discovering the Paragraph
The Process of Writing Paragraphs
Defining and Looking at the Paragraph
Narrowing the Topic and Writing the Topic Sentence
Generating Ideas for the Body
Selecting and Dropping Ideas
Arranging Ideas in a Plan or an Outline
Writing and Revising the Paragraph
Achieving Coherence
Coherence Through Order
Coherence Through Related Sentences
Developing the Paragraphs
Illustration
Thinking and Writing Together
Checklist: The Process of Writing an Illustration Paragraph
Suggested Topic Sentences for Illustration Paragraphs
Narration
Thinking and Writing Together
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Narrative Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Narrative Paragraphs
Description
Thinking and Writing Together
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Descriptive Paragraphs
Process
Thinking and Writing Together
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Process Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Process Paragraphs
Definition
Single-Sentence Definitions
The Definition Paragraph
Thinking and Writing Together
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Definition Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Definition Paragraphs
Comparison and Contrast
The Contrast and the Comparison Paragraphs
Thinking and Writing Together
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Comparison or Contrast Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Contrast or Comparison Paragraphs
The Comparison and Contrast Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
Classification
Thinking and Writing Together
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Classification Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Classification Paragraphs
Cause and Effect
Thinking and Writing Together
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Cause and Effect Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Cause and Effect Paragraphs
Persuasion
Thinking and Writing Together
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Persuasive Paragraph
Suggested Topics for Persuasive Paragraphs
Writing the Essay
The Process of Writing an Essay
Looking at the Essay
Writing the Thesis Statement
Generating Ideas for the Body
Organizing Ideas into an Outline
Ordering and Linking Paragraphs in the Essay
Writing and Revising Essays
Checklist: The Process of Writing an Essay
Suggested Topics for Essays
The Introduction, the Conclusion, and the Title
The Introduction
The Conclusion
The Title
Types of Essays I
The Illustration Essay
Student Essays
Critical Thinking and Viewing: Illustration
Planning and Writing the Illustration Essay
The Narrative Essay
Student Essays
Critical Thinking and Viewing: Narration
Planning and Writing the Narrative Essay
The Descriptive Essay
Student Essays
Critical Thinking and Viewing: Description
Planning and Writing the Descriptive Essay
The Process Essay
Student Essays
Critical Thinking and Viewing: Process
Planning and Writing the Process Essay
The Definition Essay
Student Essays
Critical Thinking and Viewing: Definition
Planning and Writing the Definition Essay
Types of Essays II
The Comparison and the Contrast Essay
Student Essays
Critical Thinking and Viewing: Comparison Contrast
Planning and Writing the Comparison and the Contrast Essay
The Classification Essay
Student Essays
Critical Thinking and Viewing: Classification
Planning and Writing the Classification Essay
The Cause and Effect Essay
Student Essays
Critical Thinking and Viewing: Cause and Effect
Planning and Writing the Cause and Effect Essay
The Persuasive Essay
Student Essays
Critical Thinking and Viewing: Persuasion
Planning and Writing the Persuasive Essay
Summarizing, Quoting, and Avoiding Plagiarism
Avoiding Plagiarism
Writing a Summary
Checklist: The Process of Writing a Summary
Using Direct and Indirect Quotation
Strengthening an Essay with Research
Improving an Essay with Research
Finding and Evaluating Outside Sources: Library and Internet
Adding Sources to Your Essay and Documenting Them Correctly
Writing Under Pressure: The Essay Examination
Budgeting Your Time
Reading and Understanding the Essay Question
Choosing the Correct Paragraph or Essay Pattern
Writing the Topic Sentence or the Thesis Statement
Checklist: The Process of Answering an Essay Question
Improving your Writing
Revising for Consistency and Parallelism
Consistent Tense
Consistent Number and Person
Parallelism
Revising for Sentence Variety
Mix Long and Short Sentences
Use a Question, a Command, or an Exclamation
Vary the Beginnings of Sentences
Vary Methods of Joining Ideas
Avoid Misplaced and Confusing Modifiers
Review and Practice
Revising for Language Awareness
Exact Language: Avoiding Vagueness
Concise Language: Avoiding Wordiness
Fresh Language: Avoiding Triteness
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors
Putting Your Revision Skills to Work
Reviewing the Basics
The Simple Sentence
Defining and Spotting Subjects
Spotting Prepositional Phrases
Defining and Spotting Verbs
Coordination and Subordination
Coordination
Subordination
Semicolons
Conjunctive Adverbs
Review
Avoiding Sentence Errors
Avoiding Run-Ons and Comma Splices
Avoiding Fragments
Present Tense (Agreement)
Defining Subject-Verb Agreement
Three Troublesome Verbs in the Present Tense: To Be, To Have, To Do
Special Singular Constructions
Separation of Subject and Verb
Sentences Beginning with There and Here
Agreement in Questions
Agreement in Relative Clauses
Past Tense
Regular Verbs in the Past Tense
Irregular Verbs in the Past Tense
A Troublesome Verb in the Past Tense: To Be
Troublesome Pairs in the Past Tense: Can/Could, Will/Would
The Past Participle
Past Participles of Regular Verbs
Past Participles of Irregular Verbs
Using the Present Perfect Tense
Using the Past Perfect Tense
Using the Passive Voice (To Be and the Past Participle)
Using the Past Participle as an Adjective
Nouns
Defining Singular and Plural
Signal Words: Singular and Plural
Signal Words with of
Pronouns
Defining Pronouns and Antecedents
Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree
Referring to Antecedents Clearly
Special Problems of Case
Using Pronouns with -self and ūselves
Prepositions
Working with Prepositional Phrases
Prepositions in Common Expressions
Adjectives and Adverbs
Defining and Using Adjectives and Adverbs
The Comparative and the Superlative
A Troublesome Pair: Good/Well
The Apostrophe
The Apostrophe for Contractions
The Apostrophe for Ownership
Special Uses of the Apostrophe
The Comma
Commas for Items in a Series
Commas with Introductory Phrases, Transitional Expressions, and Parentheticals
Commas for Appositives
Commas with Nonrestrictive and Restrictive Clauses
Commas for Dates and Addresses
Minor Uses of the Comma
Mechanics
Capitalization
Titles
Direct Quotations
Minor Marks of Punctuation
Putting Your Proofreading Skills to Work
Strengthening Your Spelling
Spelling
Suggestions for Improving Your Spelling
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 ūES
Choosing IE or EI
Spelling Lists
Look-Alikes/Sound-Alikes
Reading Selections
Reading Strategies for Writers
How Sunglasses Spanned the World
The Flip Side of Internet Fame
A BrotherĘs Murder
Dear Dads: Save Your Sons
Only Daughter
Good Grammar Gets the Girl
A Risk-Free Life
When Greed Gives Way to Giving
Two Ways to Belong in America
Cell Yell: Thanks for (Not) Sharing
Driving While Stupid
Book War
Four Types of Courage
On the Rez
Why the M Word Matters to Me
The Case for Torture
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
Quotation Bank
Appendix: Some Guidelines for Students of English as a Second Language
Acknowledgements
Index
Rhetorical Index
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