Writers World:Essays (4e) : 9780134195414

Writers World:Essays (4e)

Gaetz & Phadke
 
Edition
 
4
ISBN
 
9780134195414
ISBN 10
 
0134195418
Published
 
17/04/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$197.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in Developmental English with students of varying skill levels, or those in need of additional writing practice prior to college-level writing.    

 

A highly visual, theme-based approach to writing that guides a diverse group of students from where they are, to where they need to be.

 

The Writer’s World series integrates essential elements that are simply not found in other writing textbooks – a stimulating visual program, thoughtful coverage for nonnative speakers, and effective strategies for addressing the skill levels of all your students. Authors Lynne Gaetz and Suneeti Phadke draw upon their more than 30 years of combined teaching experience to reach as many students as possible, by meeting their needs and addressing their individual interests and abilities. The authors’ innovative instruction seamlessly infuses material for both native and nonnative speakers, while their exercises and activities encourage active participation and collaboration. The engaging design, open layout, and dynamic images support visual learners and prompt critical thinking.



Available to package with The Writer’s World: Essays with Enhanced Reading Strategies, 4th Edition (Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition), MyLab Writing is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work in tandem with the text to engage students and improve results. MyLab Writing is ideal for courses requiring additional writing skills practice and assessment. Learn more.

 

The Writer’s World: Essays with Enhanced Reading Strategies, 4th Edition is also available via Revel, an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important. Learn more.

 

Table of contents

Part I: The Writing Process

1. Exploring

2. Developing the Main Idea

3. Developing the Essay Plan

4. Developing the First Draft

5. Revising and Editing

 


Part II: Essay Patterns

6.  Illustration

7.  Narration

8.  Description

9.  Process

10. Definition

11. Classification

12. Comparison and Contrast

13. Cause and Effect

14. Argument

 


Part III: More College and Workplace Writing

15. The Essay Exam

16. Summarizing

17. The Research Essay

18. The Response Essay

19. The Résumé and Letter of Application

 


Part IV:  Editing Handbook

 

SECTION 1: EFFECTIVE SENTENCES

THEME: Conflict

20. Subjects and Verbs in Simple Sentences

21. Sentence Combining

22. Sentence Variety


SECTION 2: COMMON SENTENCE ERRORS

THEME: Urban Development

23. Fragments

24. Run-Ons

25. Faulty Parallel Structure

26. Mistakes with Modifiers


SECTION 3: VERBS

THEME: Travel and Survival

27. Subject—Verb Agreement

28. Verb Tenses

29. Problems with Verbs


SECTION 4: MORE PARTS OF SPEECH

THEME: Inventions and Discoveries

30. Nouns, Determiners, and Prepositions

31. Pronouns

32. Adjectives and Adverbs


SECTION 5: WORD USE AND SPELLING

THEME: Our Natural World

33. Exact Language

34. Spelling and Commonly Confused Words


SECTION 6: PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS

THEME: Human Development

35. Commas

36. Apostrophes

37. Quotation Marks, Capitalization, and Titles

38. Numbers and Additional Punctuation


SECTION 7: EDITING

39. Editing Practice

 


Part V: Reading Selections and Strategies

40. Reading Strategies

41. Reading Selections

Conflict

Urban Development and Our Natural World

Inventions and Discoveries

Travel and Survival

Human Development

 

Appendices

Appendix 1: Irregular Verbs

Appendix 2: Using APA Style

Credits

Index

Revising Checklist for an Essay

 

Inside Back Cover

Editing Checklist

Revising and Editing Symbols

 

New to this edition

The Writer’s World: Essays with Enhanced Reading Strategies, 4th Edition is also available via Revel, an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important. Learn more.

 

Available to package with The Writer’s World: Essays with Enhanced Reading Strategies, 4th Edition (Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition), MyLab Writing is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work in tandem with the text to engage students and improve results. MyLab Writing is ideal for courses requiring additional writing skills practice and assessment. Learn more.



New and updated content engages students and ensures an up-to-date learning experience.

  • An updated, clean, and modern design streamlines instruction and increases usability, allowing students to more effectively find and retain the information covered. And, of course, the signature “sunglasses” cover is back by popular demand!
  • Extra reading strategies — such as skimming and scanning, using context clues, and making inferences — are now offered in a new Chapter 40. Students work on dozens of sample paragraphs, essays, and practices to build their reading skills and thereby better equip themselves to do research for essay writing. 
  • Five new thought-provoking essays discuss timely topics, including public shaming online, the paradoxes of technology, fake online reviews, and the power of “nudges” by schools, marketers, and governments to encourage certain life choices. As with all The Writer’s World readings, students can respond to engaging prompts that test comprehension, applied knowledge, and writing skills.
  • One-third of the grammar practices in Part IV: The Editing Handbook provide updated grammar and style instruction through the lens of topical and culturally relevant content. All of the themes, from Travel and Survival to Inventions and Discoveries, were chosen to appeal to developmental writing students of any background.        
  • End-of-chapter writing prompts in Chapters 6–14 have been updated to include more forms of media — podcasts, film, music, and online video.
    • Media Writing prompts suggest titles and episodes to help ignite ideas about each writing topic.  
  • At Work paragraphs in Chapters 6-14 feature examples of the nine writing modes, applied to real-world contexts. New content includes an early childhood educator’s summary about a young client’s social development, and some customer care how-to tips from a hospitality management training manual. All are annotated to highlight the individual elements of each paragraph (thesis statement, supporting ideas, and concluding statement).
  • The updated 2016 MLA guidelines are reflected in the new in-text citation and Works Cited formats found in Chapter 17, “The Research Essay.”  
  • New dynamic and vibrant images — photos of exotic locales and pop culture icons, as well as images from independent and mainstream films and television shows — engage students and prompt critical thinking.

 

Features & benefits

A stimulating visual program.

  • UPDATED! A clean and modern design streamlines instruction and increases usability, allowing students to more effectively find and retain the information covered. And, of course, the signature “sunglasses” cover is back by popular demand!
  • Chapter visuals encourage students to become better communicators by responding to images.                                      
      • Chapter-opening visuals in Parts I, II, and III help students think about key chapter concepts in new ways.
      • The visuals in Part II provide students with further opportunities to write in response to images, with Media Writing activities that encourage them to respond using particular paragraph and essay patterns.
      • The Visualizing the Mode feature helps students see how to use each paragraph pattern by providing a visual overview of the paragraph mode.
  • NEW! New dynamic and vibrant images – photos of exotic locales and pop culture icons, as well as images from independent and mainstream films and television shows – engage students and prompt critical thinking.



Seamless coverage for nonnative speakers.

  • Lynne Gaetz and Suneeti Phadke have more than 30 years of combined experience in teaching nonnative speakers of English. They’ve drawn upon their own expertise – as well as the input of many instructors nationwide – to develop practical and pedagogically sound approaches that have been classroom tested.
  • ESL material is seamlessly integrated into the text for maximum benefit to all students. With this approach, nonnative speakers do not feel self-conscious and segregated, and native speakers do not tune out detailed explanations that may also benefit them.
  • More than 75 ESL Teaching Tips, designed specifically to help instructors better meet the needs of their nonnative speakers, can be found in the Annotated Instructor’s Edition. These tips were de┬┐rived from the authors’ firsthand classroom experience, the input of 16 experts in English language training, and the feedback of The Writer’s World users.
  • Vocabulary Boosts prompt students to review and improve their own writing by enhancing their vocabulary.

 

 

Effective tools and strategies for addressing varying skill levels.

  • Thematic grammar chapters engage students in studying and learning grammar by putting it in the context of an interesting topic. These themes include topics related to conflict, urban development, travel and survival, inventions and discoveries, our natural world, and human development. The thematic approach enables students to broaden their awareness of subjects important to American life, such as understanding how to manage relationships or finances.
      • UPDATED! One-third of the grammar practices in Part IV: The Editing Handbook provide updated grammar and style instruction through the lens of topical and culturally relevant content. All of the themes, from Travel and Survival to Inventions and Discoveries, were chosen to appeal to developmental writing students of any background.
      • NEW! Five new thought-provoking essays discuss timely topics, including public shaming online, the paradoxes of technology, fake online reviews, and the power of “nudges” by schools, marketers, and governments to encourage certain life choices. As with all The Writer’s World readings, students can respond to engaging prompts that test comprehension, applied knowledge, and writing skills.
  • NEW! Extra reading strategies – such as skimming and scanning, using context clues, and making inferences – are now offered in a new Chapter 40. Students work on dozens of sample paragraphs, essays, and practices to build their reading skills and thereby better equip themselves to do research for essay writing.
  • UPDATED! End-of-chapter writing prompts in Chapters 6-14 have been updated to include more forms of media – podcasts, film, music, and online video.
      • Media Writing prompts suggest titles and episodes to help ignite ideas about each writing topic.  
  • EXPANDED! At Work paragraphs in Chapters 6-14 feature examples of the nine writing modes, applied to real-world contexts. New content includes an early childhood educator’s summary about a young client’s social development, and some customer care how-to tips from a hospitality management training manual. All are annotated to highlight the individual elements of each paragraph (thesis statement, supporting ideas, and concluding statement).
  • NEW! The updated 2016 MLA guidelines are reflected in the new in-text citation and Works Cited formats found in Chapter 17, “The Research Essay.”  
  • Hint boxes in each chapter highlight important writing and grammar points, such as how to be direct and avoid circular reasoning. Hints are useful for all students, but particularly helpful for nonnative speakers.
  • The Writer’s Desk exercises get students actively participating in and practicing all stages and steps of the writing process.
  • The Writer’s Room, an end-of-chapter feature, contains writing activities that correspond to general, college, and workplace topics. Some prompts are brief to encourage students to freely form ideas, while others are expanded to offer students more direction. Students who respond well to visual or auditory cues will appreciate the television, film, music, podcast, and online media writing prompts in The Writer’s Room in Part II.                       


Available to package with The Writer’s World: Essays with Enhanced Reading Strategies, 4th Edition (Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition), MyLab Writing is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work in tandem with the text to engage students and improve results. MyLab Writing is ideal for courses requiring additional writing skills practice and assessment. Learn more.

      • Additional practice exercises and engaging animations are provided for developing writers through this complete, online learning resource.
      • Layered assessment and a personalized learning path that customizes standardized educational content, accelerate learning.
      • The integrated learning aids of MyLab Writing, with more than 8,000 exercises and immediate feedback, reinforce learning throughout the semester.
      • The eText for The Writer’s World is at students’ fingertips while they complete various exercises and activities within MyLab Writing.

 

The Writer’s World: Essays with Enhanced Reading Strategies, 4th Edition is also available via Revel, an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important. Learn more.

      • Videos, audio recordings, animations, and multimedia instruction provide context that enables students to engage with the text in a more meaningful way.
      • Interactive readings and exercises help students explore and connect with the text. Robust annotation tools allow students to take notes, while post-reading assignments let instructors monitor the completion of readings before class begins.
      • Just-in-time context — encompassing biographical, historical, and social insights — is incorporated throughout, giving students a deeper understanding of what they read.
      • Low-stakes, medium-stakes, and high-stakes writing tasks allow students multiple opportunities to interact with the ideas presented in the reading assignments, ensuring that they come to class better prepared.

Author biography

Lynne Gaetz, a professor of English language and literature, has been teaching at the college level for over 20 years. She obtained a masters degree in English literature, as well as a TESL diploma and a college teaching diploma. In addition to the series, The Writer’s World, she has written over 30 successful English second language textbooks for college-level students. Her most recent series, containing a separate skills and grammar component, is Avenues. In her spare time, she loves creating art; her preference is mixed media and oil painting. She is also an avid traveler, who intends to visit every continent.

 

Suneeti Phadke has a graduate degree in Russian language and literature, as well as a bachelor of education degree in teaching English as a second language. She has been teaching English language and literature to college students for more than 20 years. She started her writing career around the same time as her teaching career. Her first writing project was to develop correspondence courses for college-level English for the Quebec Ministry of Education. This experience led her to writing academic textbooks for Pearson. Currently, she is also trying her hand at other types of writing, such as short stories and poetry.