Everyone Can Write : Essays toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing: Essays toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Dec 30, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 412 pages
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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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Contents

derson 1989 Reprinted by permission by the Board of Trustees Southern Illinois Uni
26
The Uses of Binary Thinking
48
Freewriting and the Problem of Wheat and Tares
85
Toward a Phenomenology of Freewriting
113
sition and Communication Reprinted with permission from the National Council of Teach
140
The Shifting Relationships Between Speech and Writing
149
Voice in Literature
168
What Is Voice in Writing?
184
A Collage
300
High Stakes and Low Stakes in Assigning
351
Breathing Life into the Text
360
Using the Collage for Collaborative Writing
372
524 Reprinted by permission
399
Pat Belanoff coauthor
422
Published Works by Peter Elbow
471
Reprinted by permission of Rowan and Littlefield
474

The War Between Reading and Writing
281

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