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100 ways to improve your writing

Author: Gary Provost
Publisher: New York : Mentor, 1985
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This collection of essays brings together Elbow's theories on teaching writing techniques with less emphasis on grammar. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Provost
ISBN: 0195104161 9780195104165
OCLC Number: 477129446
Description: xvi, 158 s
Contents: Introduction ; Part I: Premises and Foundations ; 1. Illiteracy at Oxford and Harvard: Reflections on the Inability to Write ; 2. A Map of Writing in Terms of Audience and Response; The Uses of Binary Thinking ; Part II: The Generative Dimension ; 4. Freewriting and the Problem of Wheat and Tares ; 5. Closing My Eyes as I Speak: An Argument for Ignoring Audience ; 6. Toward a Phenomenology of Freewriting ; Part III: Speech, Writing, and Voice ; Part III: Speech, Writing, and Voice ; 7. The Shifting Relationships Between Speech and Writing ; 8. Voice in Literature ; 9. Silence: A Collage ; 10. What Is Voice in Writing? ; Part IV: Discourses ; 11. Reflections on Academic Discourse: How It Relates to Freshmen and Colleagues ; 12. In Defense of Private Writing ; 13. The War Between Reading and Writing - and How to End It ; 14. Your Cheatin' Art: A Collage ; Part V: Teaching ; 15. Inviting the Mother Tongue: Beyond "Mistakes", "Bad English," and Wrong Language" ; 16. High Stakes and Low Stakes in Assigning and Responding to Writing ; 17. Breathing Life into the Text ; 18. Using the Collage for Collaborative Writing ; 19. Getting Along Without Grades - and Getting Along With Them Too ; 20. Starting the Portfolio Experiment at SUNY Stony Brook Pat Belanoff, co-author ; 21. Writing an Assessment in the Twenty-First Century: A Utopian View


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This volume belongs in the library of everyone who teaches or studies composition theory.... This collection,...drawn from three decades of musings and reflections, demands the attention of anyone Read more...

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