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Rhetoric, Process, and Materials – Part 2

Last time I wrote about Rhetoric, as it relates to writing instruction. This is post about Process, as laid out in the model arising from the Dartmouth Conference of 1956, shown here. This got quite long, because we covered so much.

If you watch Mad Men, you may remember a scene where Roger goes in to Don’s office, to find him lying on his sofa, smoking and staring at the ceiling. (There’s probably a glass of scotch nearby, too.) Roger stares at Don a moment, then says something like, “I have to remind myself that this is what it looks like when you’re working.”


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