Evergreen: A Guide to Writing With Readings

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2007-09-12
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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As part of Fawcett's best-selling developmental writing series,Evergreenearns consistent acclaim for its clear, step-by-step instruction, engaging exercises, and high-interest readings for paragraph-to-essay-level courses. The text's longstanding popularity stems from its solid foundation in the process and modeling approach to writing, plus its flexible organization. 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, and cite MLA sources. An extensive suite of technology products includes an updated textbook web site with new PowerPoint slides and activities, downloadable diagnostic and mastery tests, links to popular ESL sites, and aCommunity of Evergreenbulletin board for instructors. Students also have access to the ESL-related sites and a checklist of "The 10 Most Common Writing Problems and How to Fix Them" to be printed and used when writing. In addition, the EverWrite CD-ROM features over 120 editing exercises with reading passages for correction, as well as 350 grammar exercises and tests tailored to the text.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Exploring the Writing Process
The Writing Process
Subject, Audience, and Purpose
Prewriting to Generate Ideas
Asking Questions
Keeping a Journal
Writers' Workshop: Using Just One of Your Five Senses, Describe a Place
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
Writers' Workshop: Discuss the Pressures to Grow Up Fast
Developing the Paragraph
Illustration Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing an Illustration Paragraph Suggested Topic Sentences for Illustration Paragraphs
Narration Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Narrative Paragraph Suggested Topics for Narrative Paragraphs
Description Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Descriptive Paragraph Suggested Topics for Descriptive Paragraphs
Process Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Process Paragraph Suggested Topics for Process Paragraphs
Single-Sentence Definitions
The Definition Paragraph Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Definition Paragraph Suggested Topics for Definition Paragraphs
Comparison and Contrast
The Contrast and 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
The Comparison-Contrast Paragraph Working Through the Comparison-Contrast Paragraph Suggested Topics for Comparison-Contrast Paragraphs
Classification Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Classification Paragraph Suggested Topics for Classification Paragraphs
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
Persuasion Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Persuasive Paragraph Suggested Topics for Persuasive Paragraphs
Writers' Workshop: Give Advice to College Writers
Writing the Essay
The Process of Writing an Essay
Looking at the Essay
Writing the Thesis Statement
Generating Ideas for the Body
Ordering and Linking Paragraphs in the Essay
Writing and Revising Essays Checklist: The Process of Writing an Essay Suggested Topics for Essays Exploring Online
Types of Essays
The Illustration Essay
The Narrative Essay
The Descriptive Essay
The Process Essay
The Definition Essay
The Comparison or Contrast Essay
The Classification Essay
The Cause and Effect Essay
The Persuasive Essay
The Introduction, the Conclusion, and the Title
The Introduction
The Conclusion
The Title
Special College Skills: Summary and Quotation
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
Writers' Workshop: Analyze a Social Problem
Improving Your Writing
Revising for Consistency and Parallelism
Consistent Tense
Consistent Number and Person
Parallelism Exploring Online
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
Writers' Workshop: Examine the Bright (or Dark) Side of Family Life
Reviewing the Basics
The Simple Sentence
Defining and Spotting Subjects
Spotting Prepositional Phrases
Defining and Spotting Verbs Exploring Online
Coordination and Subordination
Conjunctive Adverbs
Review Exploring Online
Avoiding Sentence Errors
Avoiding Run-Ons and Comma Splices
Avoiding Fragments Exploring Online
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 Exploring Online
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 Exploring Online
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 Exploring Online
Defining Singular and Plural
Signal Words: Singular and Plural
Signal Words with Of Exploring Online
Defining Pronouns and Antecedents
Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree
Referring to Antecedents Clearly
Special Problems of Case
Using Pronouns with -Self and -Selves Exploring Online
Working with Prepositional Phrases
Prepositions in Common Expressions Exploring Online
Adjectives and Adverbs
Defining and Using Adjectives and Adverbs
The Comparative and the Superlative
A Troublesome Pair: Good/Well Exploring Online
The Apostrophe
The Apostrophe for Contractions
The Apostrophe for Ownership
Special Uses of the Apostrophe Exploring Online
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