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The Resource Writing without teachers, Peter Elbow

Writing without teachers, Peter Elbow

Label
Writing without teachers
Title
Writing without teachers
Statement of responsibility
Peter Elbow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Writing Without Teachers, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write. His approach is especially helpful to people who get 'stuck' or blocked in their writing, and is equally useful for writing fiction, poetry, and essays, as well as reports, lectures, and memos. The core of Elbow's thinking is a challenge against traditional writing methods. Instead of editing and outlining material in the initial steps of the writing process, Elbow celebrates non-stop or free uncensored writing, without editorial checkpoints first, followed much later by the editorial process. This approach turns the focus towards encouraging ways of developing confidence and inspiration through free writing, multiple drafts, diaries, and notes. Elbow guides the reader through his metaphor of writing as 'cooking:' his term for heating up the creative process where the subconscious bubbles up to the surface and the writing gets good. 1998 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Writing Without Teachers. In this edition, Elbow reexamines his program and the subsequent influence his techniques have had on writers, students, and teachers. This invaluable guide will benefit anyone, whether in the classroom, boardroom, or living room, who has ever had trouble writing"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Elbow, Peter
Dewey number
808/.042/077
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1409.5
LC item number
.E5 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • programmed texts
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  • English language
  • Report writing
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • English language
  • Report writing
  • Kreatives Schreiben
Label
Writing without teachers, Peter Elbow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Freewriting Exercises. How freewriting exercises help -- Freewriting and garbage -- Keep a freewriting diary -- Using freewriting exercises for finding subjects to write about -- Producing a finished piece of writing -- 2. The Process of Writing-Growing. Autobiographical digression -- It makes a difference in practice -- Growing -- Start writing and keep writing -- Chaos and disorientation -- Emerging center of gravity -- Editing -- Growing as a developmental process -- 3. The Process of Writing-Cooking. Cooking as interaction between people -- Cooking as interaction between ideas -- Cooking as interaction between words and ideas, between immersion and perspective -- Cooking as interaction between metaphors -- Cooking as interaction between genres and modes -- Cooking as interaction between you and symbols on paper -- Noncooking -- Desperation writing -- The goal is cooking -- Cooking and energy -- Goodness and badness -- Why the old, wrong model of writing persists -- Conclusion -- 4. The Teacherless Writing Class. Setting up the class -- Giving movies of your mind -- Further advice to readers -- Advice to the writer on listening -- The class process -- 5. Thoughts on the Teacherless Writing Class. How I came to this approach -- Huh? -- Why the teacherless class helps make writing easier -- Why the teacherless class helps make writing better -- People learn from the truth, even though the truth is a mess -- The process of learning writing -- What about grammar? -- The yogurt model -- Subjective bullshit -- Multiple-choice diary -- Appendix Essay: The Doubting Game and the Believing Game-An Analysis of the Intellectual Enterprise -- The monopoly of the doubting game -- The truth about meaning and words -- Short digression on the New Critics -- Why the doubting game doesn't work with assertions of meaning -- The believing muscle -- Meaning-making as gestalt-making -- The myth of the laboratory rat -- Believing and doubting as dialetics -- The two dialectics as games -- The believing game in action: fighting the itch for closure -- The two games as reinforcers of different character traits -- Fears of the believing game -- Speculations on the history of the believing game -- Conclusion: the interdependence of the two games -- Appendix: A Couple of Notes to Myself -- Works Cited -- A Few Books to Help with Correct Usage -- Reminders to Keep in View -- During a Teacherless Writing Class
Control code
727645834
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322974286
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
728710
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727645834
Label
Writing without teachers, Peter Elbow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Freewriting Exercises. How freewriting exercises help -- Freewriting and garbage -- Keep a freewriting diary -- Using freewriting exercises for finding subjects to write about -- Producing a finished piece of writing -- 2. The Process of Writing-Growing. Autobiographical digression -- It makes a difference in practice -- Growing -- Start writing and keep writing -- Chaos and disorientation -- Emerging center of gravity -- Editing -- Growing as a developmental process -- 3. The Process of Writing-Cooking. Cooking as interaction between people -- Cooking as interaction between ideas -- Cooking as interaction between words and ideas, between immersion and perspective -- Cooking as interaction between metaphors -- Cooking as interaction between genres and modes -- Cooking as interaction between you and symbols on paper -- Noncooking -- Desperation writing -- The goal is cooking -- Cooking and energy -- Goodness and badness -- Why the old, wrong model of writing persists -- Conclusion -- 4. The Teacherless Writing Class. Setting up the class -- Giving movies of your mind -- Further advice to readers -- Advice to the writer on listening -- The class process -- 5. Thoughts on the Teacherless Writing Class. How I came to this approach -- Huh? -- Why the teacherless class helps make writing easier -- Why the teacherless class helps make writing better -- People learn from the truth, even though the truth is a mess -- The process of learning writing -- What about grammar? -- The yogurt model -- Subjective bullshit -- Multiple-choice diary -- Appendix Essay: The Doubting Game and the Believing Game-An Analysis of the Intellectual Enterprise -- The monopoly of the doubting game -- The truth about meaning and words -- Short digression on the New Critics -- Why the doubting game doesn't work with assertions of meaning -- The believing muscle -- Meaning-making as gestalt-making -- The myth of the laboratory rat -- Believing and doubting as dialetics -- The two dialectics as games -- The believing game in action: fighting the itch for closure -- The two games as reinforcers of different character traits -- Fears of the believing game -- Speculations on the history of the believing game -- Conclusion: the interdependence of the two games -- Appendix: A Couple of Notes to Myself -- Works Cited -- A Few Books to Help with Correct Usage -- Reminders to Keep in View -- During a Teacherless Writing Class
Control code
727645834
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322974286
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
728710
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727645834

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