Exercise Central
Customized Lesson Plan for The Bedford Reader and The Brief Bedford Reader

Exercise Central contains hundreds of exercise sets to help you practice editing for grammar, style, punctuation, and mechanics. To help guide you to the exercise sets that will be most useful to you and most in keeping with the focus of your writing course, we have provided this customized lesson plan, which is organized according to the table of contents for your textbook. The links below will take you to exercises that pertain to the topic of the “Focus” box in each chapter.


Ch. 4: NARRATION
Focus on Verbs

Ch. 5: DESCRIPTION
Focus on Specific and Concrete Language

Ch. 6: EXAMPLE
Focus on Sentence Variety

Ch. 7: COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
Focus on Paragraph Coherence

Ch 8: PROCESS ANALYSIS
Focus on Consistency

Ch. 11: CAUSE AND EFFECT
Focus on Clarity and Conciseness

Ch. 13: ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION
Focus on Tone