Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings (with APA 2019 Update Card),
11th Edition

Susan Fawcett

ISBN-13: 9780357600511 | ISBN-10: 0357600517

Copyright 2018

| Published 2020

List Price USD $109.95


EVERGREEN, which has brought success to thousands of students across the country, takes you through the writing process step by step. The book provides you with clear instructions, numerous models of student writing, helpful diagrams and visuals, and plenty of practice exercises. This edition includes a new focus on improving your papers through writing better thesis statements. Photographs accompany and enhance the readings and encourage thoughtful consideration of advertisements, websites, and illustrations. Twenty readings at the end of the book, by authors who represent many different backgrounds and ethnic groups, discuss topics as diverse as multitasking, creating apps, preparing for the zombie apocalypse, and more.

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Susan Fawcett is the author of two market-leading college composition textbooks: Evergreen: A Guide to Writing (11th Edition) and Grassroots: The Writer's Workbook (12th Edition). Both texts have won the peer-juried McGuffey Award for sustained excellence, presented by the Text & Academic Authors Association. With degrees in English literature from Ohio University and Columbia University, New York, Ms. Fawcett’s honors include a Fulbright Fellowship to Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. She found her calling as a professor of English and Director of the Writing Lab at Bronx Community College, City University of New York, where, dismayed that existing textbooks didn’t help her students learn, she began creating her own worksheets that soon became Grassroots. Ms. Fawcett gave up her tenure to write fulltime--textbooks, poetry, and articles on education and health. She has led faculty workshops throughout the United States and in South Africa.

  • Nine new reading selections include such high-interest topics as the habits of Generation Z, blogging in the Arab world, and preparing for the zombie apocalypse. New end-of-reading questions have been organized to address language and vocabulary, comprehension and analysis, and writing assignments.
  • A new chapter on reading actively (Chapter 42, "Reading Strategies for Writers") considers reading in both digital and print environments and instructs students on how to use the REAP and SQ3R reading strategies.
  • Chapter 14, "The Process of Writing an Essay," includes more explanation of and practice for writing effective thesis statements.
  • Updated images throughout the book help students hone their visual literacy and keep them engaged.
  • Throughout the book, new and revised writing samples offer examples of a diversity of modes: illustration, description, process, definition, comparison and contrast, classification, cause and effect, and persuasion. The modes are also clearly represented in the anthology readings.
  • As always, exercises and examples throughout the book have been refreshed for currency and student interest.
  • Chapter 19, "Strengthening an Essay with Research," has been revised with updated information on using library databases and the Internet as well as instruction on citing sources using the new MLA style as presented in the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Sections on citing sources using APA style, as well as a comparison of MLA and APA style, have been added.
  • EVERGREEN provides the most thorough and engaging essay coverage, with student models for each writing pattern and graphic organizer diagrams that lead students through the process of writing an essay.
  • Thorough and engaging critical-thinking coverage includes "Critical Thinking and Writing" and "Critical Viewing and Writing" activities to emphasize the role of visual analysis in critical literacy. The Annotated Instructors Edition (AIE) offers additional Teaching Tips focusing on critical thinking.
  • Evergreen is easy to teach from for new instructors while offering flexibility to experienced ones. Clear organization, rich practices, and marginal ESL and Teaching Tips in the AIE help both adjuncts and veterans keep their teaching materials fresh.
  • Numerous student models provide students with real, attainable examples of paragraphs and essays in the writing patterns.
  • Superior ESL coverage includes integrated practice opportunities for grammar and spelling, an ESL Appendix that focuses on particular ESL stumbling blocks, ESL Tip annotations in the AIE that suggest how and when to provide ESL instruction, and a separate Guide to Teaching Evergreen with ESL Students that provides specific assistance in teaching English language learners.
  • Susan Fawcett's tested MAP format (model-analysis-practice) first provides an example of the concept presented, then discusses the concept, and immediately provides an opportunity for hands-on practice.

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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 I Writers' Workshop: Using One or Two of Your Five Senses, Describe a Place.
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 II Writers' Workshop: Discuss the Pressures of Living in Two Worlds.
5. Illustration.
Critical Thinking and Writing. Checklist: The Process of Writing an Illustration Paragraph. Suggested Topic Sentences for Illustration Paragraphs.
6. Narration.
Critical Thinking and Writing. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Narrative Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Narrative Paragraphs.
7. Description.
Critical Viewing and Writing. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Descriptive Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Descriptive Paragraphs.
8. Process.
Critical Thinking and Writing. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Process Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Process Paragraphs.
9. Definition.
Single-Sentence Definitions. The Definition Paragraph. Critical Thinking and Writing. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Definition Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Definition Paragraphs.
10. Comparison and Contrast.
The Contrast and the Comparison Paragraphs. Critical Thinking and Writing. 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.
Critical Thinking and Writing. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Classification Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Classification Paragraphs.
12. Cause and Effect.
Critical Thinking and Writing. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Cause and Effect Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Cause and Effect Paragraphs.
13. Persuasion.
Critical Viewing and Writing. Checklist: The Process of Writing a Persuasive Paragraph. Suggested Topics for Persuasive Paragraphs. Unit III Writers' Workshop: Give Advice to College Writers.
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 Viewing and Writing: Illustration. Planning and Writing the Illustration Essay. The Narrative Essay. Student Essays. Critical Viewing and Writing: Narrative. Planning and Writing the Narrative Essay. The Descriptive Essay. Student Essays. Critical Viewing and Writing: Description. Planning and Writing the Descriptive Essay. The Process Essay. Student Essays. Critical Viewing and Writing: Process. Planning and Writing the Process Essay. The Definition Essay. Student Essays. Critical Viewing and Writing: Definition. Planning and Writing the Definition Essay.

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