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Grassroots with Readings The Writer's Workbook

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ISBN-10: 061811579X

ISBN-13: 9780618115792

Edition: 7th 2002 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Susan Fawcett, Alvin Sandberg

List price: $77.96
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A longstanding bestseller, Grassroots remains the preeminent worktext for developmental writers. Ensuring that students become successful sentence-to-paragraph writers, the Seventh Edition continues to balance clear, well-paced lessons with engaging exercises and assignments. "Looking at a Paragraph from Start to Finish" sections provide enhanced coverage of the writing process and its recursive nature. High-interest paragraph and essay practice sets comprise a continuous discourse on proofreading and editing.
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List price: $77.96
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 484
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

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.…    

Chapters 6–12 also include a Writing Assignment and a Chapter Review
–8 include Unit Writing Assignments and a Unit Review
Writing Forceful Paragraphs
Exploring the Writing Process
The Writing Process
Subject, Audience, and Purpose
Guidelines for Submitting Written Work
Prewriting to Generate Ideas
Keeping a Journal
Developing Effective Paragraphs
Defining the Paragraph and the Topic Sentence
Narrowing the Topic and Writing the Topic Sentence
Generating Ideas for the Body of the Paragraph
Selecting and Dropping Ideas
Arranging Ideas in a Plan or an Outline
Writing and Revising the Paragraph
Writing the Final Draft
Improving Your Paragraphs
More Work on Support: Examples
More Work on Arranging Ideas: Coherence
More Work on Revising: Exact and Concise Language
Turning Assignments into Paragraphs
Moving from Paragraph to Essay
Defining the Essay and the Thesis Statement
The Process of Writing an Essay Writers' Workshop: Discuss Your Name
Writing Complete Sentences
Subjects and Verbs
Defining and Spotting Subjects
Spotting Singular and Plural Subjects
Spotting Prepositional Phrases
Defining and Spotting Action Verbs
Defining and Spotting Linking Verbs
Spotting Verbs of More Than One Word
Avoiding Sentence Fragments
Writing Sentences with Subjects and Verbs
Writing Sentences with Complete Verbs
Completing the Thought Writers' Workshop: Discuss an Event That Influenced You
Using Verbs Effectively
Present Tense (Agreement)
Defining Agreement
Troublesome Verb in the Present Tense: TO BE
Troublesome Verb in the Present Tense: TO HAVE
Troublesome Verb in the Present Tense: TO DO (+ NOT)
Changing Subjects to Pronouns
Practice in Agreement
Special Problems in Agreement
Past Tense
Regular Verbs in the Past Tense
Irregular Verbs in the Past Tense
Troublesome Verb in the Past Tense: TO BE
The Past Participle in Action
Defining the Past Participle
Past Participles of Regular Verbs
Past Participles of Irregular Verbs
Using the Present Perfect Tense
Using the Past Perfect Tense
Using the Passive Voice
Using Past Participles as Adjectives
Progressive Tenses (TO BE + -ING Verb Form)
Defining and Writing the Present Progressive Tense
Defining and Writing the Past Progressive Tense
Using the Progressive Tenses
Avoiding Incomplete Progressives
Fixed-Form Helping Verbs and Verb Problems
Defining and Spotting the Fixed-Form Helping Verbs
Using the Fixed-Form Helping Verbs
Using CAN and COULD
Using WILL and WOULD
Writing Infinitives
Revising Double Negatives Writers' Workshop: Tell a Lively Story
Joining Ideas Together
Defining and Using Subordinating Conjunctions
Punctuating Subordinating Conjunctions
Avoiding Run-Ons and Comma Splices
Semicolons and Conjunctive Adverbs
Defining and Using Semicolons
Defining and Using Conjunctive Adverbs
Punctuating Conjunctive Adverbs
Relative Pronouns
Defining and Using Relative Pronouns
Punctuating Ideas Introduced by WHO, WHICH, or THAT
-ING Modifiers
Using -ING Modifiers
Avoiding Confusing Modifiers Writers' Workshop: Describe a Detour off the Main Highway
Choosing the Right Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, or Preposition
Defining Singular and Plural
Signal Words: Singular and Plural
Signal Words with OF
Defining Pronouns and Antecedents
Referring to Indefinite Pronouns
Referring to Collective Nouns
Referring to Special Singular Constructions
Avoiding Vague and Repetitious Pronouns
Using Pronouns as Subjects, Objects, and Possessives
Choosing the Correct Case after AND or OR
Choosing the Correct Case in Comparisons
Using Pronouns with -SELF and ûSELVES
Adjectives and Adverbs
Defining and Writing Adjectives and Adverbs
A Troublesome Pair: GOOD/WELL
Writing Comparatives
Writing Superlatives
Troublesome Comparatives and Superlatives
Demonstrative Adjectives: THIS/THAT and THESE/THOSE
Defining and Working with Prepositional Phrases
Troublesome Prepositions: IN, ON, and LIKE
Prepositions in Common Expressions Writers' Workshop: Tell How Someone Changed Your Life
Revising for Consistency and Parallelism
Consistent Tense
Consistent Person
Writing Parallel Constructions
Using Parallelism for Special Effects Writers' Workshop: Shift Your Audience and Purpose
Mastering Mechanics
Commas after Items in a Series
Commas after Introductory Phrases
Commas for Direct Address
Commas to Set Off Appositives
Commas for Parenthetical Expressions
Commas for Dates
Commas for Addresses
Commas for Coordination and Subordination
Using the Apostrophe for Contractions
Defining the Possessive
Using the Apostrophe to Show Possession (in Words That Do Not Already End in -S)
Using the Apostrophe to Show Possession (in Words That Already End in -S)
Direct and Indirect Quotations
Defining Direct and Indirect Quotations
Punctuating Simple Direct Quotations
Punctuating Split Quotations
Ending Direct Quotations
Putting Your Proofreading Skills to Work Writers' Workshop: Explain a Cause or an Effect
Improving Your Spelling
Suggestions for Improving Your Spelling
Computer Spell Checkers
Spotting Vowels and Consonants
Doubling the Final Consonant (in Words of One Syllable)
Doubling the Final Consonant (in Words of More Than One Syllable)
Dropping or Keeping the Final E
Dropping or Keeping the Final Y
Choosing IE or EI
Commonly Misspelled Words
Look-Alikes/Sound-Alikes Writers' Workshop: Examine Positive (or Negative) Values
Reading Selections and Quotation Bank Reading Selections
Effective Reading: Strategies for the Writer
Needed: Teaching Peace Literacy by Numbers
For Career Insight Try Talking to Neighbors
Playing a Violin with Three Strings
One Man's Kids
Another Road Hog with Too Much
You Can Take This Job and. . .Well, It Might Surprise You
A Homemade Education
Barbie at 35
Papa, the Teacher
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