Read Donald Murray’s “Teach Writing as a Process Not a Product” (1972). As you participate in your conference meetings this week, think about times in your life when “process” was more important to you than “product.” For example, consider a young child who attempts to make breakfast for a parent. The process of making the breakfast is a gesture that shows patience, dedication, and love–even if the product is ultimately burnt toast and raw bacon.
Post a response in this discussion board that reflects on “process” and “product” as they relate to you. Your response can take the form of structured paragraphs (around 250 words) or it can be more creative (personal narrative, poetry, comics, music, video, collage, etc). Use whatever genre best makes your point. Be sure to connect your ideas to Murray’s with effective quotes, paraphrasing, or other citation strategies. Try to also connect your post with the current writing process you are participating in with regards to the context of this class.