So I think its important to start off with I actually really dislike writing. And just to explain myself, it’s because writing has become (for me) a fixed practice also I like drawing better… But so many teachers are rigid about how I should write and what I should write, its become something that doesn’t represent me anymore. Most of my writing is school based but I don’t think that’s any reason for writing to be any less creative. I’ve taken a Creative Writing class where my teacher told me that my writing was not what she was looking for. I’m sorry, since when does a Creative Writing class have rules on my writing as long as I follow the prompt.
In my group, we agreed on some terms like purpose, audience, etc. and while those are gold, I think freedom needs to be added too. Writing is something that connects people whether it be academic or social or personally. I personally have an ongoing battle with academics which is one of the reasons I want to become a teacher. I don’t agree with how a lot of things have turned out in schools and writing is one of them. In the Metaconcept handout, there are three concepts that I agreed with and felt they represented my writing as well; writing is a social/rhetorical activity that adddresses, invokes, and/or creates audience while expressing and sharing meaning to be reconstructed by the reader.
Taking everything I’ve said into consideration, I would have to say that my theory is quite short and simple. I know a lot of people would disagree but my theory is that writing is a gateway for anyone regardless of intention. I know that sounds really lame (like super lame) but I think narrowing down my thesis consitricts it into focusing on only certain aspects of writing which can quickly become a flaw and not an asset.