Developmental Work

Developmental work may be the best option for moving a project forward if any aspect of its “line of inquiry” needs strengthening.  A line of inquiry in this sense represents the trajectory of key moves that provides the foundation for the academic genre or sub-genre, such as:

“Contextualizion:” a process of focusing and narrowing a topic so that it is not only clear but unique and interesting; each observation and argument centers on the context and the context evolves in critical ways

Approach: the theoretical framework of the project is appropriate and innovative; it not only clarifies key observations and arguments but makes a significant contribution to  relevant philosophical discourse

The Argumentation Package: includes “problematization,” judgment, counterargument, and stakes; arguments are complex and are focused on the texts and/or contexts in ways that make a mark

Summary versus Analysis: knowing what kind of textual logos is most appropriate, and where, for delivering information that is persuasive

Balance of Rhetoric: each paragraph or section or project has a balance of ethos, pathos, logoskairos, and telos, depending upon the function of the work; rhetorical sensibility is evident through harmony of the appeals

Paragraph and Idea Development: paragraphs are fully developed around a central and complex idea; topic sentences are able to stand alone and deliver plenty of ethical insights

Textual Synthesis: texts are put into conversation with other pertinent texts and contexts; integration of quotes and other logos is smooth and logical

Research Exploration: primary, secondary, and tertiary research is appropriate but also interesting; innovative avenues of inquiry are explored

 

Developmental work is a specialty of True Nature and one that many clients request.  It takes the most time and often requires the most editor-client correspondence.