Evergreen A Guide to Writing with Readings

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-11-30
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Evergreentakes 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 thatEvergreencontinues 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 Viewingand moreCritical Thinkingassignments promote analysis and problem solving. Many images in the text are accompanied byThinking and Writing Togethertasks 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 newEvergreen Instructor's Guide to Teaching ESL Studentsprovide grounding in ESL instruction specifically geared to teaching withEvergreen.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 theEvergreenOnline Study Center. Exploring Onlineassignments 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 eachThinking and Writing Togetheractivity 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 toEvergreen'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 enlivenEvergreen's pedagogy. Every image engages students and prompts them to view, reflect, and connect more deeply with material they read.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Contents
Getting Started
Exploring the Writing Process
The Writing Process
Subject, Audience, and Purpose Exploring Online
Prewriting to Generate Ideas
Asking Questions
Keeping a Journal Exploring Online
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 Exploring Online
Achieving Coherence
Coherence Through Order
Coherence Through Related Sentences Exploring Online
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 Exploring Online
Narration Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Narrative Paragraph Suggested Topics for Narrative Paragraphs Exploring Online
Description Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Descriptive Paragraph Suggested Topics for Descriptive Paragraphs Exploring Online
Process Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Process Paragraph Suggested Topics for Process Paragraphs Exploring Online
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 Exploring Online
Comparison and Contrast
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
The Comparison-Contrast Paragraph Working Through the Comparison-Contrast Paragraph Suggested Topics for Comparison-Contrast Paragraphs Exploring Online
Classification Thinking and Writing Together Checklist: The Process of Writing a Classification Paragraph Suggested Topics for Classification Paragraphs Exploring Online
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
Persuasion Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Persuasive Paragraph Suggested Topics for Persuasive Paragraphs Exploring Online
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
Organizing Ideas in an Outline
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 Exploring
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