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.