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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 meets you where you are, and guides you to where you need to be.


The Writer’s World series integrates essential elements that are simply not found in other writing books – a stimulating visual program, thoughtful coverage for nonnative speakers, and effective strategies that address the skill levels of all readers. Authors Lynne Gaetz and Suneeti Phadke draw upon their more than 30 years of combined teaching experience to reach as many readers 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: Sentences and Paragraphs, 5th 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.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing both the Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition of the text and MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

If you would like to purchase both the Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition and MyLab, search for:

0134779223 / 9780134779225  Writer's World, The: Sentences and Paragraphs and MyLab Writing with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

Package consists of:

  • 0133954706 / 9780133954708  MyLab Writing with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card
  • 0134309448 / 9780134309446  Writer's World, The: Sentences and Paragraphs, Books a la Carte Edition

Table of contents

Part I: The Writing Process

1. Exploring

2. Developing

3. Revising and Editing

4. Paragraph Patterns

5. Writing the Essay


Part II: The Editing Handbook

6. Nouns, Determiners, and Prepositions

7. Pronouns

8. Identifying Subjects and Verbs in Simple Sentences

9. Present and Past Tenses

10. Past Participles

11. Progressive Tenses

12. Other Verb Forms

13. Subject—Verb Agreement

14. Tense Consistency

15. Compound Sentences

16. Complex Sentences

17. Sentence Variety

18. Fragments

19. Run-Ons

20. Faulty Parallel Structure

21. Adjectives and Adverbs

22. Mistakes with Modifiers

23. Exact Language

24. Spelling

25. Commonly Confused Words

26. Commas

27. The Apostrophe

28. Quotation Marks and Capitalization

29. Editing Practice


Part III: Reading Strategies and Selections

30. Reading Strategies and Selections


Appendix 1: Grammar

Appendix 2: Verb Tenses

Appendix 3: Combining Ideas in Sentences

Appendix 4: Punctuation and Mechanics

Appendix 5: Spelling, Grammar, and Vocabulary Logs

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