Everyone Can Write: Essays toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing / Edition 1

Everyone Can Write: Essays toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing / Edition 1

by Peter Elbow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195104161

ISBN-13: 9780195104165

Pub. Date: 01/27/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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.

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195104165
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/27/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Sales rank:
510,245
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. IPremises and Foundations1
1Literacy at Oxford and Harvard: Reflections on the Inability to Write5
2A Map of Writing in Terms of Audience and Response28
3The Uses of Binary Thinking48
Pt. IIThe Generative Dimension81
4Freewriting and the Problem of Wheat and Tares85
5Closing My Eyes as I Speak: An Argument for Ignoring Audience93
6Toward a Phenomenology of Freewriting113
Pt. IIISpeech, Writing, and Voice145
7The Shifting Relationships Between Speech and Writing149
8Voice in Literature168
9Silence: A Collage173
10What Is Voice in Writing?184
Pt. IVDiscourses229
11Reflections on Academic Discourse: How It Relates to Freshmen and Colleagues235
12In Defense of Private Writing: Consequences for Theory and Research257
13The War Between Reading and Writing - and How to End It281
14Your Cheatin' Art: A Collage300
Pt. VTeaching319
15Inviting the Mother Tongue: Beyond "Mistakes," "Bad English;' and "Wrong Language"323
16High Stakes and Low Stakes in Assigning and Responding to Writing351
17Breathing Life into the Text360
18Using the Collage for Collaborative Writing372

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