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Part 1: The Spirit of InquiryChapter OneWriting as InquiryPowerPoint by Michelle Payne, PhDBoise State UniversityCopyright...
Chapter OneWriting as InquiryIn this chapter, you will learn how toCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights ...
THIS I BELIEVE (AND THIS I DON’T)“Unlearning involves rejecting common sense if it conflicts with whatactually works.”Copy...
Reflect on and revise your beliefsabout yourselfas a writer.Why write?Whatmotivatespeople towrite?Goal 1Spirit of InquiryT...
Beliefs About Writing• What do you believe about writing?– (Exercise 1.1)• Which beliefs might you need to “unlearn”? Why?...
A STRATEGY FOR INQUIRY“Starting with questions rather than answers changes everything. Itmeans finding new ways to see wha...
Understand what kinds of questions willsustain inquiry into any subject.Goal 2Report DiscoverWritingtoInformWritingtoInqui...
Habits of MindSuspendjudgmentBe willing towrite badlySearch forsurpriseStart withquestions, notanswersCopyright © 2014 by ...
Kinds of QuestionsQuestion of Factor DefinitionInterpretationQuestionHypothesisQuestionPolicyQuestionRelationshipQuestionQ...
Type Questions GenreQuestion of Fact orDefinitionWhat is it? What is knownabout it?Beginning of inquiryQuestion of Value W...
TWO KINDS OF THINKING“Using writing as a way of thinking is even more powerful if there is asystem for doing it that relia...
Practice a method of writing and thinkingthat will help you generate ideas.Creative mind• to explore andgenerate materialC...
Dialectical ThinkingCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
Strategy for InquiryCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
WRITING SITUATIONS ANDRHETORICAL CHOICES“Rhetoric is a system for analyzing writing situations by looking atpurpose, audie...
Apply rhetorical knowledge to makechoices in specific writing situations.Goal 4ThinkingrhetoricallyPurposeSubjectAudienceG...
Purpose•What is the purpose ofthe assignment?•What is the text tryingto do?Subject• What is it about?• What does thatimply...
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  1. 1. Part 1: The Spirit of InquiryChapter OneWriting as InquiryPowerPoint by Michelle Payne, PhDBoise State UniversityCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.The Curious WriterFourth Editionby Bruce Ballenger
  2. 2. Chapter OneWriting as InquiryIn this chapter, you will learn how toCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. THIS I BELIEVE (AND THIS I DON’T)“Unlearning involves rejecting common sense if it conflicts with whatactually works.”Copyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Reflect on and revise your beliefsabout yourselfas a writer.Why write?Whatmotivatespeople towrite?Goal 1Spirit of InquiryTo shareinformationTo shareideasTo discoverwhat I think& feelCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Beliefs About Writing• What do you believe about writing?– (Exercise 1.1)• Which beliefs might you need to “unlearn”? Why?• Key beliefs that inform The Curious Writer:– Allatonceness– Believing you can learn to write well• Test your beliefs about writing against yourexperiences with it.– What works?– What doesn’t?Copyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. A STRATEGY FOR INQUIRY“Starting with questions rather than answers changes everything. Itmeans finding new ways to see what you’ve seen before.”Copyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Understand what kinds of questions willsustain inquiry into any subject.Goal 2Report DiscoverWritingtoInformWritingtoInquireCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Habits of MindSuspendjudgmentBe willing towrite badlySearch forsurpriseStart withquestions, notanswersCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Kinds of QuestionsQuestion of Factor DefinitionInterpretationQuestionHypothesisQuestionPolicyQuestionRelationshipQuestionQuestion ofValueInquiry beginswith questionsCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Type Questions GenreQuestion of Fact orDefinitionWhat is it? What is knownabout it?Beginning of inquiryQuestion of Value Which is better/worse? Isit good/bad?Review, Argument,Research EssayHypothesis Question Might this be true? Research Essay, PersonalEssayPolicy Question What should be done? Argument, ProposalInterpretation Question What does it mean? Literary Essay, PersonalEssay, Ethnography, ProfileRelationship Question Does ___ cause ___? Is___similar or dissimilarto ____?Research Essay, LiteraryEssay, EthnographyTypes of Questions Types of GenresCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. TWO KINDS OF THINKING“Using writing as a way of thinking is even more powerful if there is asystem for doing it that reliably produces insight.”Copyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Practice a method of writing and thinkingthat will help you generate ideas.Creative mind• to explore andgenerate materialCritical mind• to narrow downand evaluate whatyou’ve generatedGoal 3Copyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Dialectical ThinkingCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Strategy for InquiryCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. WRITING SITUATIONS ANDRHETORICAL CHOICES“Rhetoric is a system for analyzing writing situations by looking atpurpose, audience, and genre, so that you can see more clearly whatyour choices are when you’re composing any kind of text.”Copyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Apply rhetorical knowledge to makechoices in specific writing situations.Goal 4ThinkingrhetoricallyPurposeSubjectAudienceGenre/MediumCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Purpose•What is the purpose ofthe assignment?•What is the text tryingto do?Subject• What is it about?• What does thatimply about myapproach?Audience•Am I writing for anexpert audience, ageneral audience?•For my instructor or mypeers?Form•What type of formwould work best givenpurpose, audience, andsubject?•Strengths andlimitations?Conventions?How to Analyze a Rhetorical SituationCopyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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