Writing Without Teachers

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195120167
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 206
View: 724
In this new edition of his popular book, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write.

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
View: 2584
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.

Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing as a Process

Author: Carol B. Olson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788127187
Page: 224
View: 1537
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.

Vernacular Eloquence

What Speech Can Bring to Writing
Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199782504
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 442
View: 6734
A writing guide for the twenty-first century, Vernacular Eloquence explores how the variety of ways the spoken word can enhance the written word, drawing on examples from blogs, email, and other recent trends.

Writing Alone and with Others

Author: Pat Schneider
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199840245
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
View: 6940
For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.

Literacy, Ideology, and Dialogue

Towards a Dialogic Pedagogy
Author: Irene Ward
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438423289
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 225
View: 3173
This is the first scholarly examination of the use of dialogic theory and pedagogy by scholars and teachers of writing. Dialogic methods have become extremely important to many different approaches to pedagogy. However, no one has yet noted that such pedagogies are being espoused by scholars and teachers who have vastly differing theoretical and ideological orientations from one another. Given the fact that the same kind of pedagogy is being proposed by people from such widely differing perspectives, it is time for a substantial reassessment of the use of dialogic pedagogies in literacy education. Ward’s critique of the “democratic” dialogue that expressivists, social constructionists, radical pedagogists, and poststructuralists profess should be read by all compositionists employing collaborative learning in their classrooms. Ward’s pedagogy acknowledges and makes room for the differences among students that feminist and social constructionist pedagogies often ignore; it takes into account that social relationships outside the composition classroom can affect the relationships of students within it.

Improving Students' Writing, K-8

From Meaning-Making to High Stakes!
Author: Diane M. Barone,Joan Taylor,Joan M. Taylor
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412917117
Category: Education
Page: 164
View: 4386
Provides information, examples, and reproducible aids to effectively teach writing in the elementary school classroom.

Geschichte der alten Welt. Rom

Author: Michael Rostovtzeff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783938484302
Page: 502
View: 9257

Dialogue on Writing

Rethinking Esl, Basic Writing, and First-year Composition
Author: Geraldine DeLuca,Len Fox,Mark -Ameen Johnson,Myra Kogen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135647526
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 504
View: 7469
Designed for courses on theories and methods of teaching college writing, this text is distinguished by its emphasis on giving teachers a foundation of knowledge for teaching writing to a diverse student body. As such, it is equally relevant for teacher training in basic writing, ESL, and first year composition, the premise being that in most colleges and universities today teachers of each of these types of courses encounter similar student populations and teaching challenges. Many instructors compile packets of articles for this course because they cannot find an appropriate collection in one volume. This text fills that gap. It includes in one volume: *the latest thinking about teaching and tutoring basic writing, ESL, and first year composition students; *seminal articles, carefully selected to be accessible to those new to the field, by classic authors in the field of composition and ESL, as well as a number of new voices; *attention to both theory and practice, but with an emphasis on practice; and *articles about non-traditional students, multiculturalism, and writing across the disciplines. The text includes suggestions for pedagogy and invitations for exploration to engage readers in reflection and in applications to their own teaching practice.

Schriftsteller werden

der Klassiker über das Schreiben und die Entwicklung zum Schriftsteller
Author: Dorothea Brande
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866710696
Page: 132
View: 8272

Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines

A Guide for College Faculty
Author: Patrick Bahls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118205820
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 6343
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

The Psychology of Creative Writing

Author: Scott Barry Kaufman,James C. Kaufman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139480936
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
View: 4173
The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.

Rhetoric and Composition

An Introduction
Author: Steven Lynn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521821118
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 330
View: 1681
An accessible introduction to teaching and studying rhetoric and composition.

Schreiben wie ein Schriftsteller

Fach- und Sachbuch, Biografie, Reisebericht, Kritik, Business, Wissenschaft und Technik
Author: William Zinsser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783932909726
Page: 236
View: 4419

Frei geschrieben

Mut, Freiheit und Strategie für wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeiten
Author: Judith Wolfsberger
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825245977
Category: Law
Page: 259
View: 516
In diesem Buch geht es um MUT. Und um die innere FREIHEIT und die pragmatischen STRATEGIEN, die es neben dem Mut noch braucht, um eine gute wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeit zu schreiben und den Schreibprozess als produktiv und spannend zu erleben. „Frei geschrieben“ heißt nicht nur selbst geschrieben, es heißt auch durch Schreiben Potenziale freizusetzen und dadurch frei zu werden für die nächsten Schritte im Leben, nachdem man sich von der Uni „freigeschrieben“ hat. • Schreibblockaden lösen • Fokus finden • Leichtigkeit & Sicherheit beim Schreiben gewinnen • Eigene Sprache entwickeln statt Copy & Paste-Plagiate • „Time Finder“ für Vielbeschäftigte • Schreibmarathon: 80 Seiten in 8 Wochen • Studium abschließen mit Strategie • Geeignet für alle wissenschaftlichen Abschlussarbeiten. Judith Wolfsberger vormals Huber, geb. 1970, ist Gründerin des „writers ́studio“. Sie hat Hunderten Studierenden zu Mut & Methoden verholfen, ihre Abschlussarbeiten erfolgreich abzuschließen. Judith Wolfsberger hat in Wien und Berkeley studiert und wurde in Berlin und Los Angeles zur Schreibtrainerin ausgebildet. Sie hält Schreibseminare an Universitäten und in Firmen. www.writersstudio.at www.freigeschrieben.at

Reconceiving Writing, Rethinking Writing Instruction

Author: Joseph Petraglia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136689222
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
View: 3615
To a degree unknown in practically any other discipline, the pedagogical space afforded composition is the institutional engine that makes possible all other theoretical and research efforts in the field of rhetoric and writing. But composition has recently come under attack from many within the field as fundamentally misguided. Some of these critics have been labelled "New Abolitionists" for their insistence that compulsory first-year writing should be abandoned. Not limiting itself to first-year writing courses, this book extends and modifies calls for abolition by taking a closer look at current theoretical and empirical understandings of what contributors call "general writing skills instruction" (GWSI): the curriculum which an overwhelming majority of writing instructors is paid to teach, that practically every composition textbook is written to support, and the instruction for which English departments are given resources to deliver. The vulnerability of GWSI is hardly a secret among writing professionals and its intellectual fragility has been felt for years and manifested in several ways: * in persistently low status of composition as a study both within and outside of English departments; * in professional journal articles and conference presentations that are growing both in theoretical sophistication and irrelevance to the composition classroom; and * in the rhetoric and writing field's ever-increasing attention to nontraditional sites of writing behavior. But, to date, there has been relatively little concerted discussion within the writing field that focuses specifically on the fundamentally awkward relationship of writing theory and writing instruction. This volume is the first to explicitly focus on the gap in the theory and practice that has emerged as a result of the field's growing professionalization. The essays anthologized offer critiques of GWSI in light of the discipline's growing understanding of the contexts for writing and their rhetorical nature. Writing from a wide range of cognitivist, critical-theoretical, historical, linguistic and philosophical perspectives, contributors call into serious question basic tenets of contemporary writing instruction and provide a forum for articulating a sort of zeitgeist that seems to permeate many writing conferences, but which has, until recently, not found a voice or a name.

Embracing contraries

explorations in learning and teaching
Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Education
Page: 314
View: 9908
Proposes a philosophy of education based on the theory that intellectual inquiry can be enhanced by inviting indecision, incoherence, and paradoxical thinking

A Bibliography on Writing and Written Language

Author: Gabriele Graefen,Konrad Ehlich,Florian Coulmas
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110889358
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 2895
View: 2104
The bibliography offers information on research about writing and written language over the past 50 years. No comprehensive bibliography on this subject has been published since Sattler's (1935) handbook. With a selection of some 27,500 titles it covers the most important literature in all scientific fields relating to writing. Emphasis has been placed on the interdisciplinary organization of the bibliography, creating many points of common interest for literacy experts, educationalists, psychologists, sociologists, linguists, cultural anthropologists, and historians. The bibliography is organized in such a way as to provide the specialist as well as the researcher in neighboring disciplines with access to the relevant literature on writing in a given field. While necessarily selective, it also offers information on more specialized bibliographies. In addition, an overview of norms and standards concerning 'script and writing' will prove very useful for non-professional readers. It is, therefore, also of interest to the generally interested public as a reference work for the humanities.