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We Are America: A Thematic Reader and Guide To Writing 6th Edition

Anna Joy

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2005, 2002, 1998
  • 640 Pages

Overview

WE ARE AMERICA: A THEMATIC READER AND GUIDE TO WRITING introduces beginning writers to the writing process, basic reading skills, and the essential elements of effective writing-unity, coherence, completeness, and sentence skills-and critical reading. This textbook includes a thematic reader whose selections reflect culturally and ethnically diverse points of view. Readings, discussion questions, and topics for writing are designed to mirror students' backgrounds and concerns, and to increase students' sensitivity to experiences and cultural perspectives different from their own. In addition, this version comes with cross-cultural thematic readings, practice exercises, and a grammar handbook.

Anna Joy, Sacramento City College

  • Chapters on grammar and parts of speech have been folded into a general skills chapter (Chapter 23), with new emphasis on sentence correcting, sentence variety through combining, tense consistency, and sentence logic/balance.
  • New! This version has updated the discussion of paragraphs in Part I and expanded the discussion of essays as well.
  • Part II now provides samples and explanations of several writing modes--narration, description, causal analysis, classification, and argument.
  • Readings, discussion questions, and topics for writing are designed to mirror students' backgrounds and concerns, and to increase students' sensitivity to experiences and cultural perspectives different from their own.
  • Part IV, "Revising Sentences: A Writing Skills Workbook," offers the student a brief handbook on writing and revising sentences along with exercises created to show students how to find and correct errors in their own work. This section includes references to online grammar exercise for students who need more practice with sentence skills.
  • The readings progress from first-person narration to more challenging modes of writing, making WE ARE AMERICA: A THEMATIC READER AND GUIDE TO WRITING appropriate for several levels of developmental writing courses.
1. FIRST STEPS.
2. WRITING ABOUT READING.
3. WRITING PARAGRAPHS: THE PROCESS.
4. REVISING PARAGRAPHS.
5. WRITING ESSAYS.
6. FAMILY AND THE SENSE OF SELF.
7. A SENSE OF PLACE.
8. CULTURE AND IDENTIFY.
9. GETTING AN EDUCATION.
10. SELF AND OTHERS.
11. MEN AND WOMEN.
12. IMMIGRANTS.
13. BETWEEN CULTURES.
14. EVALUATING EXPERIENCE.
15. THE WORKPLACE.
16. EXAMINING STEREOTYPES.
17. AGAINST INJUSTICE.
18. RECOGNIZING VERBS.
19. WORKING WITH VERBS AND SUBJECTS.
20. REVISING FOR VERB-SUBJECT AND NOUN-PRONOUN AGREEMENT.
21. COORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS AND OTHER CONNECTING WORDS.
22. SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS AND RELATIVE PRONOUNS.
23. CORRECTING FRAGMENTS AND RUN-ON SENTENCES.
24. MAKING LOGICAL CONNECTIONS.
25. CONSISTENCY OF PERSON AND TENSE.
26. MECHANICS: A FEW BASIC RULES FOR WRITERS.
APPENDIX A.
APPENDIX B.
APPENDIX C.
APPENDIX D.
COPYRIGHTS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
INDEX.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133379257
  • ISBN-13: 9781133379256
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  • ISBN-10: 1413030378
  • ISBN-13: 9781413030372
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781413030389
The Instructor's Manual provides suggestions for teaching the course on a chapter-by-chapter basis, offers comments about the reading selections, and includes answers to all exercises in the text.

Instructor's Edition

ISBN: 9781428205963