Writer's World, The: Essays With Enhanced Reading Strategies, 4th edition

  • Lynne Gaetz, 
  • Suneeti Phadke

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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.

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Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137533336

Subject: Developmental English

Category: Developmental Writing


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

  1. Illustration
  2. Narration
  3. Description
  4. Process
  5. Definition
  6. Classification
  7. Comparison and Contrast
  8. Cause and Effect
  9. Argument

Part III: More College and Workplace Writing

  1. The Essay Exam
  2. Summarizing
  3. The Research Essay
  4. The Response Essay
  5. The Résumé and Letter of Application

Part IV: Editing Handbook


THEME: Conflict

  1. Subjects and Verbs in Simple Sentences
  2. Sentence Combining
  3. Sentence Variety


THEME: Urban Development

  1. Fragments
  2. Run-Ons
  3. Faulty Parallel Structure
  4. Mistakes with Modifiers


THEME: Travel and Survival

  1. Subject—Verb Agreement
  2. Verb Tenses
  3. Problems with Verbs


THEME: Inventions and Discoveries

  1. Nouns, Determiners, and Prepositions
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjectives and Adverbs


THEME: Our Natural World

  1. Exact Language
  2. Spelling and Commonly Confused Words


THEME: Human Development

  1. Commas
  2. Apostrophes
  3. Quotation Marks, Capitalization, and Titles
  4. Numbers and Additional Punctuation


  1. Editing Practice

Part V: Reading Selections and Strategies

  1. Reading Strategies
  2. Reading Selections
    • Conflict
    • Urban Development and Our Natural World
    • Inventions and Discoveries
    • Travel and Survival
    • Human Development


  • Appendix 1: Irregular Verbs
  • Appendix 2: Using APA Style



Revising Checklist for an Essay

Inside Back Cover

Editing Checklist

Revising and Editing Symbols

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