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Evergreen a Guide to Writing With Readings

by Susan Fawcett

  • ISBN: 9780618397587
  • ISBN10: 0618397582

Evergreen a Guide to Writing With Readings

by Susan Fawcett

  • List Price: $73.16
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 7
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div
  • Publish date: 03/01/2003
  • ISBN: 9780618397587
  • ISBN10: 0618397582
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Description: Contents I. Getting Started 1. Exploring the Writing Process Part A: The Writing Process Part B: Subject, Audience, and Purpose 2. Prewriting to Generate Ideas Part A: Freewriting Part B: Brainstorming Part C: Clustering Part D: Asking Questions Part E: Keeping a Journal Unit 1 Writers' Workshop: Using Just One of Your Five Senses, Describe a Place II. Discovering the Paragraph 3. The Process of Writing Paragraphs Part A: Defining and Looking at the Paragraph Part B: Narrowing the Topic and Writing the Topic Sentence Part C: Generating Ideas for the Body Part D: Selecting and Dropping Ideas Part E: Arranging Ideas in a Plan or an Outline Part F: Writing and Revising the Paragraph 4. Achieving Coherence Part A: Coherence Through Order Part B: Coherence Through Related Sentences Unit 2 Writers' Workshop: Discuss the Pressures to Grow Up Fast III. Developing the Paragraph 5. Illustration Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing an Illustration Paragraph Suggested Topic Sentences for Illustration Paragraphs 6. Narration Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Narrative Paragraph Suggested Topics for Narrative Paragraphs 7. Description Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Descriptive Paragraph Suggested Topics for Descriptive Paragraphs 8. Process Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Process Paragraph Suggested Topics for Process Paragraphs 9. Definition Part A: Single-Sentence Definitions Part B: The Definition Paragraph Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Definition Paragraph Suggested Topics for Definition Paragraphs 10. Comparison and Contrast Part A: 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 Part B: The Comparison-Contrast Paragraph Working Through the Comparison-Contrast Paragraph Suggested Topics for Comparison-Contrast Paragraphs 11. Classification Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Classification Paragraph Suggested Topics for Classification Paragraphs 12. 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 13. Persuasion Thinking and Writing Together Exploring Online Checklist: The Process of Writing a Persuasive Paragraph Suggested Topics for Persuasive Paragraphs Unit 3 Writers' Workshop: Give Advice to College Writers IV. Writing the Essay 14. The Process of Writing an Essay Part A: Looking at the Essay Part B: Writing the Thesis Statement Part C: Generating Ideas for the Body Part D: Ordering and Linking Paragraphs in the Essay Part E: Writing and Revising Essays Checklist: The Process of Writing an Essay Suggested Topics for Essays Exploring Online 15. Types of Essays Part A: The Illustration Essay Part B: The Narrative Essay Part C: The Descriptive Essay Part D: The Process Essay Part E: The Definition Essay Part F: The Comparison or Contrast Essay Part G: The Classification Essay Part H: The Cause and Effect Essay Part I: The Persuasive Essay 16. The Introduction, the Conclusion, and the Title Part A: The Introduction Part B: The Conclusion Part C: The Title 17. Special College Skills: Summary and Quotation Part A: Avoiding Plagiarism Part B: Writing a Summary Checklist: The Process of Writing a Summary Part C: Using Direct and Indirect Quotation 18. Strengthening an Essay with Research Part A: Improving an Essay with Research Part B: Finding and Evaluating Outside Sources: Library and Internet Part C: Adding Sources to Your Essay and Documenting Them Correctly 19. Writing Under Pressure: The Essay Examination Part A: Budgeting Your Time Part B: Reading and Understanding the Essay Question Part C: Choosing the Correct Paragraph or Essay Pattern Part D: Writing the Topic Sentence or the Thesis Statement Checklist: The Process of Answering an Essay Question Unit 4 Writers' Workshop: Analyze a Social Problem V. Improving Your Writing 20. Revising for Consistency and Parallelism Part A: Consistent Tense Part B: Consistent Number and Person Part C: Parallelism Exploring Online 21. Revising for Sentence Variety Part A: Mix Long and Short Sentences Part B: Use a Question, a Command, or an Exclamation Part C: Vary the Beginnings of Sentences Part D: Vary Methods of Joining Ideas Part E: Avoid Misplaced and Confusing Modifiers Part F: Review and Practice 22. Revising for Language Awareness Part A: Exact Language: Avoiding Vagueness Part B: Concise Language: Avoiding Wordiness Part C: Fresh Language: Avoiding Triteness Part D: Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 23. Putting Your Revision Skills to Work Unit 5 Writers' Workshop: Examine the Bright (or Dark) Side of Family Life VI. Reviewing the Basics 24. The Simple Sentence Part A: Defining and Spotting Subjects Part B: Spotting Prepositional Phrases Part C: Defining and Spotting Verbs Exploring Online 25. Coordination and Subordination Part A: Coordination Part B: Subordination Part C: Semicolons Part D: Conjunctive Adverbs Part E: Review Exploring Online 26. Avoiding Sentence Errors Part A: Avoiding Run-Ons and Comma Splices Part B: Avoiding Fragments Exploring Online 27. Present Tense (Agreement) Part A: Defining Subject-Verb Agreement Part B: Three Troublesome Verbs in the Present Tense: To Be, To Have, To Do Part C: Special Singular Constructions Part D: Separation of Subject and Verb Part E: Sentences Beginning with There and Here Part F: Agreement in Questions Part G: Agreement in Relative Clauses Exploring Online 28. Past Tense Part A: Regular Verbs in the Past Tense Part B: Irregular Verbs in the Past Tense Part C: A Troublesome Verb in the Past Tense: To Be Part D: Troublesome Pairs in the Past Tense: Can/Could, Will/Would Exploring Online 29. The Past Participle Part A: Past Participles of Regular Verbs Part B: Past Participles of Irregular Verbs Part C: Using the Present Perfect Tense Part D: Using the Past Perfect Tense Part E: Using the Passive Voice (To Be and the Past Participle) Part F: Using the Past Participle as an Adjective Exploring Online 30. Nouns Part A: Defining Singular and Plural Part B: Signal Words: Singular and Plural Part C: Signal Words with Of Exploring Online 31. Pronouns Part A: Defining Pronouns and Antecedents Part B: Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree Part C: Referring to Antecedents Clearly Part D: Special Problems of Case Part E: Using Pronouns with -Self and -Selves Exploring Online 32. Prepositions Part A: Working with Prepositional Phrases Part B: Prepositions in Common Expressions Exploring Online 33. Adjectives and Adverbs Part A: Defining and Using Adjectives and Adverbs Part B: The Comparative and the Superlative Part C: A Troublesome Pair: Good/Well Exploring Online 34. The Apostrophe Part A: The Apostrophe for Contractions Part B: The Apostrophe for Ownership Part C: Special Uses of the Apostrophe Exploring Online 35
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