The Lively Art of Writing

The Lively Art of Writing

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by Lucile Vaughan Payne

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Penguin Publishing Group
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4.20(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.51(d)
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18 Years

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Lively Art of Writing 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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GRL More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. It was written two years after I graduated from college. Boy, could I have used it the previous four years. It is a tremendously helpful tool for remembering what I forgot, and shedding light on some fuzzy areas. I never knew that I should never, or hardly ever, use the word there. I do now. I heartily recommend this book for anyone who has to write anything from personal letters to books.It is an excellent tool to have right beside your dictionary, thesaurus, Strunk & White's Elements of Style and Peter Flescsh's The Art of Readable Writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many times boys are reluctant writers. The Lively Art of Writing is written to the student and does everything a homeschooling parent wishes a writing 'program' would do. Our older son's tutorial group used this book in a once-a-week tutorial, with students working independently during the week. By the time our older son finished this book, he was writing very well. I was so impressed I am using this book with his 9th grade brother in the fall.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Payne's pivotal work is as fresh today as it was when she wrote it. I used it with AP English juniors last year and plan to use it again and again. It outperforms Strunk & White in that it gives succinct lessons on style, parallelism, paragraphing, and essay writing. When you describe an essay like a train with transitions linking all of the freight cars, students can visualize what an essay needs to look like. The introduction is the locomotive, the conclusion the caboose. Practice exercises and vocabulary at the end of each chapter reinforce the principles Payne teaches. A nice companion to state-issued grammar books, Payne can be taught while asking students to use her principles in their own essay writing. My students claim that they learned much from our study of The Lively Art of Writing. If your students are struggling, have them get Payne.