Elements of Alternate Style Essays on Writing and Revision

ISBN-10: 0867094230

ISBN-13: 9780867094237

Edition: N/A

Authors: Wendy Bishop

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Elements of Alternate Stylecontributes to a better understanding of the writing process in general and the stylistic options available to every serious writer. It demonstrates how by teaching alternate and traditional styles in tandem, by focusing on revision as invention, we can help students become newly engaged with their textseven "school writing." In this edited collection, successful classroom instructors explore and apply these ideas, drawing from composition pedagogy, creative writing technique, and critical theory. The six essays in Part I delineate an initial classroom sequence. . The authors ask writers to try writing exercises and to reconsider how they have constructed essays in the pasthow they might reconstruct them today by looking and looking again, by fracturing and creating double voices, by reconsidering the place of research. Part II pushes these explorations further in five essays that contend that writing is about taking risks, trying (sometimes failing), learning from exploration, from play, from radical twists and turns. Part III engages even broader issues of identity, technology, correctness, and editing. Elements of Alternate Styleis a powerful, liberating resource that validates innovative writing instruction and offers a rich array of voices and techniques.
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Book details

List price: $35.75
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 4/7/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

I. Invitations to Alternate Styles "Would You Like Fries with That?" Ordering Up Some Writing: Fast Food for Thought
Stretch a Little and Get Limber: Warming Up to (and with)
Fractured Narratives: Explorations in
Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Egg: An Assignment in Generation and Revision
The Case for Double-Voiced Discourse
Why Writers Relish Research: Alternative Writing Projects
Invitations to Risk Taking, Play, and Radical Revision It's Not Just Mumbo Jumbo: Taking Risks with Academic
As in Jazzing Around: The Roles "Play" Plays in Style
Distorting the Mirror: Radical Revision and Writers' Shifting Perspectives
Claiming the Language: Breaking Taboos in the Writing Classroom
"You Want to Do WHAT?"
How to Get the Most Out of Unexpected Writing Assignments
Issues in Writing in Alternate Styles 1 Reading, Stealing, and Writing like a Writer
Talk Is Writing: Style in Computer-Mediated Discourse
Putting Correctness in Its Place: Justifications for Teaching and Learning Alternate Grammars
Sympathy for the Devil: Editing Alternate Style
Appendix: Teaching and Learning Ideas
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