Anna's Story by Bronwyn Donaghy

By Bronwyn Donaghy

At 15 Anna wooden went to a celebration and took an ecstasy pill. 3 days later she used to be useless. A lifestyles destroyed. A relatives devastated. She used to be simply fifteen. She was once leaving university to begin the task of her desires. She used to be appealing, she had a loving kin and numerous associates. but on 21 October 1995, Anna wooden took an ecstasy pill at a dance occasion and died 3 days later. A lifestyles destroyed, a kinfolk devastated, a group in surprise. Bronwyn Donaghy interviewed pals, relatives and various pros which will write the tale of the situations surrounding Anna′s demise and of her family′s determination to aim and switch tragedy right into a optimistic strength for solid. it's a tale of our occasions, a narrative with strong resonances for Anna′s iteration and their mom and dad, for counsellors, medical professionals and academics, for an individual who values the sanctity of lifestyles. three i've got taken every kind of gear, not likely realizing what they have been and why I did it. Then i discovered this publication. I vowed by no means to take medications back yet it′s only a disgrace it took the lifetime of a stunning, gifted lady to make me comprehend how risky it was.′ BC, elderly 17, New South Wales i have not attempted illicit medications and even though i used to be curious to take action ... the data supplied during this booklet has scared me clear of that forever.′ LO, elderly sixteen, Western Australia ҵre, I′ve had ma and pa supply me lectures approximately now not doping up and stuff however it didn′t particularly have an effect on me till I learn Anna′s tale and realised what they do to boring humans similar to me.′ AE, elderly 15, Queensland

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Post-process theory: Beyond the writing-process paradigm. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Miller, Susan. 1992. Writing theory : : Theory writing. In Methods and methodology in composition research, edited by Gesa Kirsch and Patricia A. Sullivan, 62–83. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. ———. 2002. Writing studies as a mode of inquiry. In Olson, 41–54. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. North, Stephen M. 1987. The making of knowledge in composition: Portrait of an emerging field.

What we conventionally call the writer—the individualized, transcendent agent— cannot actively interpret a writing scene as much as merely participate in the fluid, temporary occurrences between various writing instances. Instead, the contingency of any writing instance enables interpretation to be an ethical and epistemological requirement of logos, not writer. Here, Derrida’s analysis of Freud’s breakthrough is again helpful. “Writing,” claims Derrida, “is a system of relations between strata: the Mystic Pad, the psyche, society, the world.

As such, profession is accompanied by a related personal virtue, altruism, the attitude, I contend, that should guide the writer’s intentional attitude toward the reader. 32 b e yond postproc e ss The Writer’s Intentional Attitude toward the Reader To propose that student writers should regard their intentions toward the writing situation as an act of altruism carries with it considerable risk. Philosophically, we can engage in numerous arguments against the very possibility of altruism, from biological arguments about self-preservation to utilitarian arguments that we always act out of self-interest.

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