Evergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings

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Cengage Learning, Jan 4, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 656 pages
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With carefully crafted instruction, engaging student models, and plentiful practice exercises, this best-selling text continues to provide the most effective paragraph-essay level writing instruction available. EVERGREEN is structured around Susan Fawcett's proven MAP (model-analysis-practice) format--a careful, guiding pedagogy featuring minimal inductive instruction followed by varied practice designed to improve students' confidence and learning outcomes. Known for its superior essay coverage, EVERGREEN demonstrates each of the nine rhetorical patterns with two student sample essays (one in the third person, and one in the first person), and a graphic organizer. New to the Tenth Anniversary Edition is coverage of personal error tracking, including a new chapter, pull-out chart, and integrated exercises for each grammar and spelling chapter to help students identify, track and correct their own errors. The new edition also features an even stronger emphasis on critical thinking, with more exercises on critical thinking and viewing, and many more Teaching Tips designed to prompt critical thinking. Five new readings include selections by Jhumpa Lahiri, Malcolm Gladwell, and Ellen Goodman. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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This book is exceptionally comprehensive and I would highly recommend it for high level ESL college level learners. There's no other book that is more detailed, although the size scares the daylights out of students.

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Contents

Getting Started
2
Writers Workshop Using One or Two of Your Five Senses Describe a Place
18
Discovering the Paragraph
20
Writers Workshop Discuss the Pressures of Living in Two Worlds
68
Developing the Paragraph
70
Writers Workshop Give Advice to College Writers
170
Writing the Essay
172
Writers Workshop Analyze a Social Problem
302
Strengthening Your Spelling
532
Writers Workshop Discuss a Time When You Felt Blessed
554
Reading Selections
556
Quotation Bank
615
Additional Help and Practice for ESLELL Students
619
Credits
628
Index
630
Thematic Index of the Reading Selections
635

Improving Your Writing
304
Writers Workshop Examine Something That Isnt What It Appears to Be
370
Reviewing the Basics
372
Writers Workshop Adopt a New Point of View
530
Rhetorical Index
636
Revising and Proofreading Symbols
642
Five Useful Ways to Join Ideas
643
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Susan Fawcett started teaching English at Bronx Community College right after she finished college. The idea for the EVERGREEN books grew out of her frustration that adults needed remediation but the only material available had a tone more appropriate for middle school students. She occasionally teaches a class in Miami, where she lives in the winter and writes full time.

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