Writing With Power

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199741042
Release Date: 1998-07-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

A Community of Writers

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: UVA:X006084027
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines


A Community of Writers A Workshop Course in Writing

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: UCSC:32106019556494
Release Date: 1999-09-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This groundbreaking rhetoric/reader is known for its practical, workshop approach. Addressing students as writers, A COMMUNITY OF WRITERS features numerous writing activities and assignments that challenge students to develop their skills by writing often, by exploring their writing processes, and by sharing their writing with others. The third edition features a new design and incorporates expanded treatment of argumentation and research, in-depth coverage of the Internet (including a mini-workshop on composing a web page) and computer-based writing, coverage of visual literacy, more material on drafting, and a variety of new student and professional essays.

Breaking Open the Box

Author: Nancy Dafoe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475802733
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

What do David Foster Wallace's essay on wars over usage and Pico Iyer's comma personification have to do with improving students' academic writing? Everything. For all of the attention supposedly paid to Bloom's Taxonomy-with creativity at the top-educators tend to shy away from encouraging students' creative choices in areas where traditional analysis and the critic's style and tone have reigned. While we do not want our students to write inane or empty verbiage, we unintentionally set them up for this inevitability--or worse. The movement away from children's natural creative impulses in elementary school to a direction in which they literally fit their writing into preconfigured shapes is a gradual one. Although purportedly taught to instill academic structures, these boxes are also designed to facilitate the ease with which student product may be assessed. We need a more creative approach to teaching writing. A methodology incorporating creativity, as modeled by students in this text, demonstrates the kind of progress we are all seeking, offering an exciting challenge for young writers and educators alike.

Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing as a Process

Author: Carol B. Olson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788127182
Release Date: 1996-02
Genre:

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.

Writing to Change the World

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440679469
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.

Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines

Author: Patrick Bahls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118205822
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Genre: Education

Designing interesting problems and writing assignments is one ofthe chief tasks of all teachers, but it can be especiallychallenging to translate and apply learning theory, good teachingtechniques, and writing assignments into STEM and otherquantitative disciplines. Student Writing in the QuantitativeDisciplines offers instructors in math-based disciplines meaningfulapproaches to making their coursework richer and more relevant fortheir students, as well as satisfying institutional imperatives forwriting curricula. This important resource provides instructorswith the hands-on skills needed to guide their students in writingwell in quantitative courses at all levels of the collegecurriculum and to promote students' general cognitive andintellectual growth. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes: Ideas for using writing as a means of learning mathematicalconcepts Illustrative examples of effective writing activities andassignments in a number of different genres Assessment criteria and effective strategies for responding tostudents' 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 alldisciplines to integrate more writing into their courses havewished for the day when someone like Patrick Bahls would stepforward with a book like this one."—Chris M. Anson, UniversityDistinguished Professor and director, Campus Writing and SpeakingProgram, North Carolina State University "Written by a mathematician, this readable, theoretically soundbook describes practical strategies for teachers in thequantitative sciences to assign and respond to students' writing.It also describes numerous approaches to writing that engagestudents in disciplinary learning, collaborative discovery, andeffective communication."—Art Young, Campbell Professor ofEnglish emeritus, Clemson University "Loaded with practical advice, this timely, important, andengaging book will be an invaluable resource for instructorswishing to bring the benefits of writing-to-learn to thequantitative disciplines. As a mathematician thoroughly grounded inwriting-across-the-curriculum scholarship, Bahls brings humor,classroom experience, and pedagogical savvy to a mission he clearlyloves—improving the quality of student learning in math andscience."—John C. Bean, professor, Seattle University, andauthor, Engaging Ideas

Everyone Can Write

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195355871
Release Date: 2000-01-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

How We Write

Author: Mike Sharples
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134665389
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

How We Write is an accessible guide to the entire writing process, from forming ideas to formatting text. Combining new explanations of creativity with insights into writing as design, it offers a full account of the mental, physical and social aspects of writing. How We Write explores: how children learn to write the importance of reflective thinking processes of planning, composing and revising visual design of text cultural influences on writing global hypertext and the future of collaborative and on-line writing. By referring to a wealth of examples from writers such as Umberto Eco, Terry Pratchett and Ian Fleming, How We Write ultimately teaches us how to control and extend our own writing abilities. How We Write will be of value to students and teachers of language and psychology, professional and aspiring writers, and anyone interested in this familiar yet complex activity.

Being a Writer A Community of Writers Revisited

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0072378735
Release Date: 2002-08-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Revision Cognitive and Instructional Processes

Author: Linda Allal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400710481
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Education

Revision Revisited LINDA ALLAL* & LUCILE CHANQUOY** *University ofGeneva, SWitzerland, **UniversityofNantes, France Revision is a fundamental component of the writing process. So fundamental that for some specialists writing is largely a matter of revising, or as Murray (1978) stated, "Writing is rewriting..." (p. 85). Experience with writing does not, however, automatically translate into increased skill in revision. Learning to revise is a lengthy, complex endeavor. Beginning writers do little revision spontaneously and even experienced writers encounter difficulties in attempting to improve the quality of their texts (Fitzgerald, 1987). Although revision has been extensively dealt with in the writing and learning-to write literature, this book proposes to "revisit" theory and research in this area through a series of new contributions. The introduction begins with an overview of what revision encompasses. It then examines two parallel interrogations that under lie the chapters assembled here, namely: (1) What are the implications of research on cognitive processes for instruction in revision? (2) What are the questions raised by instructional research for the investigation of cognitive processes of revision? A final section presents the chapters of this book.

Sharing and Responding

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0073031798
Release Date: 1999-10-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The Allyn Bacon Sourcebook for College Writing Teachers

Author:
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0205175058
Release Date: 1996
Genre: English language

Designed for college writing teachers who are faced with teaching composition for the first time or re-examining their teaching goals and methods, "The Allyn & Bacon Sourcebook for College Writing Teachers" is a collection of writings on important theories and pedagogies in composition studies. The selections discuss a range of theories and approaches to teaching writing and present readers with a number of options for instruction rather than a single way to teach. Written by some of today's foremost scholars and teachers, the articles range from discussing how to integrate critical thinking and reading into writing instruction to methods for responding to and evaluating student writing to dealing with grammar and editing. For those who teach writing.

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

Author: Tonette S. Rocco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047094921X
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Education

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts, explain the submission process, and offer readers suggestions for working with editors and coauthors, dealing with rejection, and rewriting and resubmitting their work. They include advice for developing quality writing skills, outline the fundamentals of a good review, and offer guidance for becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer. "One of those rare books that will teach you something new every time you pick it up. It belongs on the desks of emerging scholars and writing professors everywhere."—Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, The State University of New York "Rocco and Hatcher have done every scholar, doctoral student, and committee chair a huge favor by putting this book together. Now in one place we can find resources to help graduate students and scholars get over their writing blocks and fear of writing, and learn how to write successfully."—Alan L. Carsrud, Loretta Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship Research, Ryerson University, and associate editor, Journal of Small Business Management "This handbook performs a valuable service by collecting the wisdom of scholars from different disciplines and countries and offering publishing guidance that is both rigorous and systematic. Everyone who writes for scholarly publication will benefit from the insights provided by this book."—Tom Radko, editor, Journal of Scholarly Publishing