Writing With Power

Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process

Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741045

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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A classic handbook for anyone who needs to write, Writing With Power speaks to everyone who has wrestled with words while seeking to gain power with them. Here, Peter Elbow emphasizes that the essential activities underlying good writing and the essential exercises promoting it are really not difficult at all. Employing a cookbook approach, Elbow provides the reader (and writer) with various recipes: for getting words down on paper, for revising, for dealing with an audience, for getting feedback on a piece of writing, and still other recipes for approaching the mystery of power in writing. In a new introduction, he offers his reflections on the original edition, discusses the responses from people who have followed his techniques, how his methods may differ from other processes, and how his original topics are still pertinent to today's writer. By taking risks and embracing mistakes, Elbow hopes the writer may somehow find a hold on the creative process and be able to heighten two mentalities--the production of writing and the revision of it. From students and teachers to novelists and poets, Writing with Power reminds us that we can celebrate the uses of mystery, chaos, nonplanning, and magic, while achieving analysis, conscious control, explicitness, and care in whatever it is we set down on paper.
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A Community of Writers: A Workshop Course in Writing

Author: Peter Elbow,Patricia Belanoff

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

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This text features numerous writing activities and assignments that aim to challenge students to develop their skills by writing often, by exploring their writing processes, and by sharing their writing with others. This edition incorporates expanded treatment of argumentation and research, in-depth coverage of the Internet (including a min-workshop on composing a web page), coverage of visual literacy, more material on drafting, and a variety of student and professional essays.
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Being a Writer: A Community of Writers Revisited

Author: Peter Elbow,Patricia Belanoff

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072378733

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Being A Writer is a brief rhetoric that explores writing processes with an emphasis on their variety; invention, with an emphasis on its playfulness; revision as a technique of invention; collaboration as a means of revision; and personal engagement in academic writing, from literary analysis to argument.
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Sharing and Responding

Author: Peter Elbow,Pat Belanoff

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780073031798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 53

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This brief guide continues to help foster a productive environment for group work. The activities in SHARING AND RESPONDING move from nonjudgmental kinds of responding to full criticism to help build students’ confidence and trust. It concludes with a summary of ways of responding and suggestions on how and when they are most useful.
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Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing as a Process

Author: Carol B. Olson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788127187

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Page: 224

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Contains a collection of specific classroom strategies & suggestions for teaching writing to elementary school students according to an eight-stage process. Specific techniques for teaching each stage of the writing process & descriptions of proven approaches for using these techniques are also included. "A wonderful resource, a labor of love from a large & talented group of educators." Had its beginnings in the California Writing Project at the Univ. of California, Irvine. Best Seller! Illustrated.
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Everyone Can Write

Essays toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing

Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195355873

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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With Writing without Teachers (OUP 1975) and Writing with Power (OUP 1995) Peter Elbow revolutionized the teaching of writing. His process method--and its now commonplace "free writing" techniques--liberated generations of students and teachers from the emphasis on formal principles of grammar that had dominated composition pedagogy. This new collection of essays brings together the best of Elbow's writing since the publication of Embracing Contraries in 1987. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching, and evaluation. Implicit throughout is Elbow's commitment to humanizing the profession, and his continued emphasis on the importance of binary thinking and nonadversarial argument. The result is a compendium of a master teacher's thought on the relation between good pedagogy and good writing; it is sure to be of interest to all professional teachers of writing, and will be a valuable book for use in composition courses at all levels.
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Embracing contraries

explorations in learning and teaching

Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 314

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Proposes a philosophy of education based on the theory that intellectual inquiry can be enhanced by inviting indecision, incoherence, and paradoxical thinking
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Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines

A Guide for College Faculty

Author: Patrick Bahls

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118205820

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Designing interesting problems and writing assignments is one of the chief tasks of all teachers, but it can be especially challenging to translate and apply learning theory, good teaching techniques, and writing assignments into STEM and other quantitative disciplines. Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines offers instructors in math-based disciplines meaningful approaches to making their coursework richer and more relevant for their students, as well as satisfying institutional imperatives for writing curricula. This important resource provides instructors with the hands-on skills needed to guide their students in writing well in quantitative courses at all levels of the college curriculum and to promote students' general cognitive and intellectual growth. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes: Ideas for using writing as a means of learning mathematical concepts Illustrative examples of effective writing activities and assignments in a number of different genres Assessment criteria and effective strategies for responding to students' writing Examples of ways to help students engage in peer review, revision, and resubmission of their written work "Those of us who spend our lives urging faculty in all disciplines to integrate more writing into their courses have wished for the day when someone like Patrick Bahls would step forward with a book like this one."—Chris M. Anson, University Distinguished Professor and director, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, North Carolina State University "Written by a mathematician, this readable, theoretically sound book describes practical strategies for teachers in the quantitative sciences to assign and respond to students' writing. It also describes numerous approaches to writing that engage students in disciplinary learning, collaborative discovery, and effective communication."—Art Young, Campbell Professor of English emeritus, Clemson University "Loaded with practical advice, this timely, important, and engaging book will be an invaluable resource for instructors wishing to bring the benefits of writing-to-learn to the quantitative disciplines. As a mathematician thoroughly grounded in writing-across-the-curriculum scholarship, Bahls brings humor, classroom experience, and pedagogical savvy to a mission he clearly loves—improving the quality of student learning in math and science."—John C. Bean, professor, Seattle University, and author, Engaging Ideas
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