ERIC Number: ED120733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Writing Exercises from "Exercise Exchange."
Long, Littleton, Ed.
This collection focuses on writing exercises, both expository and creative, as well as areas of adjacent concern. The book is divided into nine major sections: prewriting; diction; theme, thesis, and paragraph; style; ideas for whole papers and special topics; description; research; the short story; and rewriting. The exercises deal with such subjects as preparing to describe, preparing to write clear directions, finding exact meanings, invigorating vocabulary building, making new metaphors, stating a thesis precisely, analyzing paragraph structure, increasing awareness of style, teaching effective style, imitating styles, depicting American character, writing as problem solving, writing from literature, describing a face, preceiving resemblances, describing geometric forms for feedback, citing borrowed material, doing research on words, getting a short story started, rejuvenating description, and eliminating wordiness. The exercises, drawn up by high school and college teachers, were selected as the best of those which appeared in "Exercise Exchange" over the years. (TS)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Literary Styles, Paragraph Composition, Secondary Education, Short Stories, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.