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Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings

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Publisher Comments:

'Evergreen takes 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 that Evergreen continues 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.'

Synopsis:

EVERGREEN combines carefully crafted instruction, high-interest readings and student models, and plentiful practice exercises, 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.

About the Author

Susan Fawcett is a former professor of English and director of the writing lab at Bronx Community College, CUNY. She is the author of two leading writing textbooks, EVERGREEN and GRASSROOTS. In 2000, EVERGREEN won the McGuffey Prize for sustained excellence in a language and literature text, awarded by the Text and Academic Authors Association. Ms. Fawcett?s poetry and nonfiction articles on education, health, and the environment have appeared in such magazines as _The Nation_, _Poetry_, _Ms._, _Woman?s Day_, and _Ploughshares_. Her formal education took place at Ohio University, the University of London, and Columbia University, with the support of Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson fellowships. Through presentations in the U.S. and South Africa, she has worked to improve college writing instruction, and recently, to promote textbook authorship of minority faculty.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: GETTING STARTED. 1. Exploring the Writing Process. The Writing Process. Subject, Audience, and Purpose. 2. Prewriting to Generate Ideas. Freewriting. Brainstorming. Clustering. Asking Questions. Keeping a Journal. Unit 1 Writers' Workshop: Using One or Two of Your Five Senses, Describe a Place. UNIT 2: DISCOVERING THE PARAGRAPH. 3. 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. 4. Achieving Coherence. Coherence Through Order. Coherence Through Related Sentences. Unit 2 Writers' Workshop: Discuss the Pressures of Living in Two Worlds. UNIT 3:. DEVELOPING THE PARAGRAPHS. 5. Illustration. Thinking and Writing Together. Checklist: The Process of Writing an Illustration Paragraph. Suggested Topic Sentences for Illustration Paragraphs. 6. Narration. Thinking and Writing Together. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Narrative Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Narrative Paragraphs. 7. Description. Thinking and Writing Together. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Descriptive Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Descriptive Paragraphs. 8. Process. Thinking and Writing Together. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Process Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Process Paragraphs. 9. Definition. Single-Sentence Definitions. The Definition Paragraph. Thinking and Writing Together. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Definition Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Definition Paragraphs. 10. 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. 11. Classification. Thinking and Writing Together. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Classification Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Classification Paragraphs. 12. Cause and Effect. Thinking and Writing Together. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Cause and Effect Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Cause and Effect Paragraphs. 13. Persuasion. Thinking and Writing Together. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Persuasive Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Persuasive Paragraphs. Unit 3 Writers' Workshop: Give Advice to College Writers. UNIT 4: WRITING THE ESSAY. 14. 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. 15. The Introduction, the Conclusion, and the Title. The Introduction. The Conclusion. The Title. 16. 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. 17. 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. 18. Summarizing, Quoting, and Avoiding Plagiarism. Avoiding Plagiarism. Writing a Summary. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Summary. Using Direct and Indirect Quotation. 19. 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. 20. 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. Unit 4 Writers' Workshop: Analyze a Social Problem. UNIT 5: IMPROVING YOUR WRITING. 21. Revising for Consistency and Parallelism. Consistent Tense. Consistent Number and Person. Parallelism. 22. 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. 23. Revising for Language Awareness. Exact

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495798576
Subtitle:
A Guide to Writing with Readings
Author:
Fawcett, Susan
Author:
Fawcett, Susan (Susan Fawcett)
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Publication Date:
20100107
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
Similes and Metaphors. 24. Putting Your Revision Skills to Work. Unit 5 Writers' Workshop: Examine Something That Isn't What It Appears to Be. UNIT 6: REVIEWING THE BASICS. 25. The Simple Sentence. Defining and Spotting Subjects. Spotting Preposition
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
10.80x8.40x.90 in. 2.80 lbs.

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