My understanding of what writing was changed drastically over a few weeks of taking English 101. My understanding of writing was a bunch of rules and guidelines I had to follow in order to get a passing grade, and little focus on the content itself. However, reading about Grabill et al., and Roozen, and getting to see what they thought good writing was, has totally changed my perspective on what good writing should be. It shouldn’t be a bunch of rules, page lengths, required thesis in specific areas, rather it should be just what comes naturally. Like what Baron says on page 691 “I readily admit my dependence on the new technology or writing.” (Baron 691) The significance of this is that even an extremely talented writer like Baron admits to being tied down by the new rules of writing, in the form of both technology and new found writing techniques. One of the lines of inquiry we have been working with in class is the question, how does technology affect writing? Technology has had some positive and negative effects on what writing has evolved into. Lindsey greatly relates to this topic because she is proof that computers are not the only form of writing technology. She manages to use noting but books, pencils, and
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