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Everyone can write : essays toward a hopeful theory of writing and teaching writing /

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 gramm...

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Main Author: Elbow, Peter.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Table of Contents:
  • Premises and Foundations
  • Illiteracy at Oxford and Harvard: Reflections on the Inability to Write
  • A Map of Writing in Terms of Audience and Response
  • The Uses of Binary Thinking
  • Fragments
  • The Believing Game
  • A Challenge after Twenty-Five Years
  • The Generative Dimension
  • Freewriting and the Problem of Wheat and Tares
  • Closing My Eyes as I Speak: An Argument for Ignoring Audience
  • Toward a Phenomenology of Freewriting
  • Wrongness and Felt Sense
  • The Neglect and Rediscovery of Invention
  • Form and Content as Sources of Creation
  • Speech, Writing, and Voice
  • The Shifting Relationships Between Speech and Writing
  • Voice in Literature
  • Silence: A Collage
  • What Is Voice in Writing?
  • On the Concept of Voice
  • Audible Voice: How Much Do We Hear the Text?
  • Voice in Texts as It Relates to Teaching
  • Discourses
  • Reflections on Academic Discourse: How It Relates to Freshmen and Colleagues
  • In Defense of Private Writing: Consequences for Theory and Research
  • The War Between Reading and Writing
  • and How to End It
  • Your Cheatin' Art: A Collage
  • Can Personal Expressive Writing Do the Work of Academic Writing?
  • Teaching
  • Inviting the Mother Tongue: Beyond "Mistakes," "Bad English," and "Wrong Language"
  • High Stakes and Low Stakes in Assigning and Responding to Writing
  • Breathing Life into the Text
  • Using the Collage for Collaborative Writing
  • Being a Writer vs. Being an Academic: A Conflict in Goals
  • Separating Teaching from Certifying.