"In the past I have often moved on when encountering resistance, but I'd like to use the seminar to explore taking the time it takes to connect with—to be more generous to—potential audiences."
1. Set the scene
- Emotional dimension 1 (helping readers given their resistance -- and mine
- Emotional dimension 2 (zen about being mis-read)
- Practical: practice, revise, practice, revise,...
2. Connect this scene with your own challenges in Writing and Reading Across Disciplines
- Freewrite (5 minutes), starting from the unfinished sentence: "When I face the prospect of reading audiences that are not already comfortable with my approach/discipline/subject, the thoughts, feelings, experiences that come to mind include..."
3. Response to published introduction (of a wonk-ish book) (using one of Elbow's variety of responses
- Hearing this may clarify my thoughts, feelings, experiences re #1
4. Talking the walk: "What we do with knowledge about genetics"
- An interactive mini-lecture (below) that tries to reach an audience wider than the book (namely you)
- Plus-Delta feedback
What we do with knowledge about genetics
A. What is genetic? or What does hereditary mean?
B. What would one do with knowledge about something being genetic?
C. What else could be done that does not depend on genetic knowledge?
C2. What else could be done that does not depend solely on genetic knowledge?
D. (Take-away questions) Who is working on producing and promoting the different knowledges?
..and the non-discussion or fuzziness about the issues raised today?