Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Which Theorist Do You Identify Most With?
In class today we reviewed the main areas of theory that we have covered so far this semester. I like everything that the post-process theorists proposed- it seems like in this theory writing is far less structured and more subjective and individualized. However, I feel somewhat guilty backing solely post-process because i'm kind of a fan of the writing process as well. I like "knowing" how to construct a paper starting with invention and prewriting. I guess it gives me the confidence that I will know how to begin- so does this make me an advocate of cognitive psychology? THen as I look at expressivism and its emphasis on invention and inner thoughts, I find myself leaning towards calling myself an expressionist. I think it's important to collaborate with others to revise a piece, but then again, isn't it my piece of writing? Do I really have to interact with others to finalize a writing piece? Then again, I would want a peer to revise something super important like an admissions essay, so maybe in a certain writing, I would support the collaborative ideas of social theory. I've come to the conclusion that I can't pick just one theory to categorize myself in. I think it all depends on what I am writing and for whom. I guess I am a cognitive-expressive-social-post-processist.