Without a doubt, the major take-away for me from Saturday’s class was the introduction of the Analytic Frame. In my day-to-day activities as an AP, I usually attack issues in a logical and sequential manner. I tend to look at the big issue in small, logical parts in an attempt to remedy the issue. I cannot say the same thing regarding a writing assignment. Before Saturday’s class, I would take the rather simplistically approach concerning a writing assignment by either finding support or finding fault in a topic.
The Analytical Frame allows for me to see that most problems or challenges are composed of easier to manage parts, rather than being one big impervious entity. By employing this frame, I will be able to delve deeper into whatever the adaptive challenge may be. I especially like, “How do the parts contribute to the whole (organization)?” As someone who uses Technical Reasoning as a Use First, it makes perfect sense that I would like to know how the parts contribute to the whole. As a writer equipped with that understanding of the challenge, I will have a better road map in my attempt to solving the challenge. This Analytical Frame will be used religiously as I continue to improve in my writing.