Peter Elbow: How To Easily Boost Your Writing Skills

Improved Essays
Rebecca Kinnerman
Professor William Wend
English 101-309
28 September 2014
How to easily boost your Writing Skills: Peter Elbow wrote many books about writing, including Free Writing. He talks about how editing during writing has an effect on the final product of a paper because of this he suggests free writing as the solution. He discusses ways to break the habit of editing during producing a paper. His essay about editing really was able to get me thinking. I thought about my previous and my current writing experience I have had so far. I also thought about how his method of improving your skills can benefit me. I was able to use his advice while writing this paper. Peter Elbow wrote many books about writing, including this one. He really encourages free writing as an exercise for the best way to improve your writing. According to many writers, “ They are sometimes called “automatic writing”, “babbling”, or “jabbering” exercises” (Elbow 105). For these exercises, “ The idea is simply to write for ten minutes. Don’t t stop for anything, Go quickly with out rushing” (Elbow 105). Peter Elbow explains how this does not have to make sense and it can have errors, but in those 15-20 minutes to never stop to think about what to write next or if it is good enough. These writings have no feedback and no comments. Peter Elbow makes it clear that, “ The main thing is that free writing must
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I believe that I will write better papers because of reading his essay. I will not be stoping to change things during the time I am writing. I will be approaching writing assignments differently than the way I used to. I can see how his advice and tips can really help someone become a better writer. His essay really was able to get me thinking about my writing experiences. I have taken his advice and have tried the free writing actives. Hopefully it will really improve my skills. So far, it really

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