Re: Beyond these walls...

Nick Carbone (nickc@MARLBORO.EDU)
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 16:04:56 -0400

On Fri, 27 Sep 1996, Phyllis Ryder wrote:

> In rhetorical terms, sounds like we're asking first about the
> needs/perceptions/ expectations of the audience. Is that the place to
> start, or do we begin by asking what ethos we want to promote and what we
> feel we have to offer--and then work to convince others that they should
> view us THAT way instead of the ways they perhaps already view us. What I

This sounds like a rhetorical way offraming Beth's R&D-Marketing
dynamic. Both willhave to happen at the same time--self-definiton and
describing, but in the act of convincing I think we'll also find
ourselves reimagining and rethinking, much the way students do when they
shift their perceptions wof audience or come to know their audience
better through feedback and rethining based on that feedback, rethinking
which goes into their writing and changes what they say. I was going to
say changes their product, but that would have been process-aly incorrect.

Nick Carbone, Writing Instructor
Marlboro College
Marlboro, VT 05344