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.
Table of Contents
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.
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.
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