Post-Process Theory

As people learned that writing is affected by outside, interconnected discourse communities and factors within a writing ecology (writing affected by audience, purpose, prior knowledge, and other situational factors), the effects of technology are taking place in 21st century writing, entering the virtual world and changing the type of reading and writing due to the different mediums (i.e. blogs, videos, memes). As a result, we are moving in a direction that is critiquing process’ relevance or appropriateness for the multimodal approach of writing, composing using different technologies beyond the paper and pencil and into the world wide web.

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Sources, and if you’re interested in incorporating a Post-Process approach into your classroom, consider reading the following articles to shape your philosophy of teaching:
– Lee-Ann M. Kastman Breuch’s “Post-Process ‘Pedagogy’: A Philosophical Exercise”
– Sid Dobrin, J.A. Rice, and Michael Vastola’s “Introduction: A New Postprocess Manifesto: A Plea for Writing”
– Marilyn M. Cooper’s “The Ecology of Writing”
– Paul Kei Matsuda’s “Process and Post-Process: A Discursive History”


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