Rohman and Wlecke write, “The most that can be done, it seems to us, is frankly to state your philosophy of writing, and within those frontiers establish whatever methodological and pedagogical laws seem appropriate.” Of the readings for this week, for which do you find yourself having an affinity, and how do you see them playing a part in your philosophy of writing?
Kitzhaber and Sheils both bring up technology in their pieces. How has it affected writing and composition positively and/or negatively?
Kinneavy writes about expressive discourse and the idea of self. How does his notion of self tie into creating a happening in a writing course?
Several of the pieces touched upon the idea of writer’s having a specific audience in mind. Corbett suggests going back to teaching classical rhetoric to fix this weakness in writing. What are your thoughts on his proposal?
Young discusses a crisis in the current-traditional paradigm of rhetoric as being the area of invention as part of writing. Granted this was written in 1979, how do you see yourself functioning within the current-traditional paradigm but also helping to remedy the crisis Young discusses?