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Unformatted text preview: Fundamentals In the Beginning... Communication and Writing Aristotles Triangle Complications and Complexities of Writing Purpose and Writing Audience Members and their Identities Conclusion This might be your first English course at the college level, but I know its not your first English course in general. A language as complex as English takes some years to gain any mastery over. The reading, thinking and writing youve done thus far may not have come easily to you, and thats because working with the English language is not always an easy thing to do. Whats more, we tend not to be conscious of the processes going on behind the scenes as we read and write. In the Beginning... Communication and Writing Aristotles Triangle Complications and Complexities of Writing Purpose and Writing Audience Members and their Identities Conclusion Fundamentals When you read a text, youre accessing writing that is designed to address certain components of an identity (or set of identities) that the author believes you possess to some degree. Because of that belief, the author caters the writing so you will read it a certain way and get something specific (or a set of specific things) from your reading. When you write, you go through a complex process including inventing, drafting, and revising and editing, all to construct your writing so your target audience receives your information the way you want it to. The thinking that goes on to make that kind of work successful goes on at a critical level, and thats the most complicated mental engagement anyone can have. In the Beginning... Communication and Writing Aristotles Triangle Complications and Complexities of Writing Purpose and Writing Audience Members and their Identities Conclusion Fundamentals We take these behind-the-scenes happenings for granted all too often, and to further your studies and fuel your success we need to start to stop doing that. So before we go any further, let us review and question what you already know about reading and writing and the English language. We should also examine (and possibly abandon) the assumptions you have about the language and how we read it and write it. It is only fair for you to have a broader understanding of your writing as both a product and a process. This will require us to muddy the waters so they may become clear again, and in doing so you will come to understand the nature of both the waters and the soil upon which they rest. That said, lets go back to the basics. In the Beginning... Communication and Writing Aristotles Triangle Complications and Complexities of Writing Purpose and Writing Audience Members and their Identities Conclusion Fundamentals Each of us communicates all the time. We always have, we always will. Everything conscious and alive communicates with something at some point (even if that something is the communicator itself) out of necessity or desire. You have probably verbally reminded yourself to do something, say,...
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