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Writing With Power By Peter Elbow (Professor of English, Professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Summary

This is a guide for the undergraduate student writing an essay, the professional writer working on a story, or the manager writing a memo for a tight deadline. It aims to help the writer achieve a sense of control in their writing.

Writing With Power Summary

Writing With Power by Peter Elbow (Professor of English, Professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Writing with Power is a guide for the student writing an essay, the professional writer working on a story, or the manager writing a memo for a tight deadline. As Elbow explains, "Writing with power doesn't just mean getting power over readers. It means getting power over yourself and over the writing process: knowing what you are doing as you write; figuring out what you really mean; being in charge, having control; not feeling stuck or helpless or intimidated. I am particularly interested in this second kind of power in writing, and I have found that without it you seldom achieve the first kind". For the second edition, Elbow has written a new introduction in which he discusses in detail the "mysterious" dimensions of "Writing with Power" - voice, quality and bad writing, wrongness and felt sense, and sharing written work with others.

Writing With Power Reviews

"Students for the first time are excited about being able to transform their thoughts into clear language with a new found confidence."--Alan Dernalowicz, Mount Wachusett Community College Praise for the previous edition: "Page after page, chapter after chapter, Peter Elbow gives direct and down-to-earth advice for beginning writers."--Teachers and Writers "A practical handbook for anyone who needs to write."--The Boston Globe "A valuable aid for those who need to write who are hindered by lack of tools needed to successfully complete such a task on a day-to-day basis."--Gary Douglas, WITC

About Peter Elbow (Professor of English, Professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)


Peter Elbow is Professor of English and Director of the writing program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Additional information

GOR001468604
9780195120189
0195120183
Writing With Power by Peter Elbow (Professor of English, Professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
1998-08-13
412
N/A
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