How does Monica Allen establish a context and a collaborative tone and
purpose in the opening of her letter?
. How does Monica’s summary indicate that she has listened nonjudgmentally
to Christopher Eide’s perspective?
Where does Monica indicate that she is engaged in problem-solving with Eide
and seeking to find common ground (that is, points of agreement with him)?
The bulk of Monica’s open letter indicates that her views differ substantially
from Eide’s. In the face of these diverging perspectives, how does she employ
the And Stance and avoid assuming a message-delivery manner? What specific
examples do you see of her careful choice of language and sentence structure?
. How well does the close of Monica’s letter demonstrate an enlarged perspective and maintain open channels for future communication?