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ERIC Number: ED470655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 153
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8141-5654-1
What Can I Write about? 7,000 Topics for High School Students. Second Edition, Revised and Updated.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Substantially updated for today's world, this second edition offers chapters on 12 different categories of writing, each of which is briefly introduced with a definition, notes on appropriate writing strategies, and suggestions for using the book to locate topics. Types of writing covered include description, comparison/contrast, process, narrative, classification/division, cause-and-effect writing, exposition, argumentation, definition, research-and-report writing, creative writing, and critical writing. Ideas in the book range from the profound to the everyday to the topical--e.g., describe a terrible beauty; write a narrative about the ultimate eccentric; classify kinds of body alterations. With hundreds of new topics, the book is intended to be a resource for teachers and students alike. (NKA)
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock no. 56541-1659: $17.95, members; $23.95, nonmembers). Tel: 800-369-6283 (Toll Free); Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.