Technology is writing: tautologies aren’t just for fun.

History’s importance cannot be ignored. We compies define writing as a technology; therefore its identity subverts the binary argument into a necessary component of what it is. For students to realize that writing, by its nature, is a form of technology, we can then move to show them how writing practices shape and influence culture—not to deny the reciprocal back-n-forth of that as well. As I stated in my last post, we should urge our students to critique their social networks. This can create discussion about composition practices they already know, but may not know. Supplying them with unfamiliar terms, rhetorical praxis, and group analysis are all pedagogical beginnings toward creating a curriculum where students learn to see themselves as part of a writing public that is already there, to which they already belong. And, to hopefully use their spaces “more wisely.”

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