ENC 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Rhetorical Situation, Massachusetts Route 3, Rhetoric

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Published on 18 Oct 2018
Rhetorical Situation Cont.
Exigence: The matter
of the discourse.
(What is the situation?)
-Need: Who needs what? What do we need?
-Problem: What is the problem you need to have solved?
-Now: Why now?
-Goal: What you want the audience to do to help solve your problem?
-Content: What is the discourse about?
● Audience:
1) Intended Audience: people you expect to see your genre
2) Unintended Audience: ppl you dont expect to see your genre
3) Imagined Audience:
-Role: What’s your relationship to your audience?
-Truth False Info Bias- What do they need to be able to make an informed decision?
What do they expect?
When emailing a professor:
-Be specific about what you need
Never ask:
Did we do anything important?
What did I miss in class?
● Rhetor
: Ppl responsible for the discourse; authorial voice
-If you wrote/produced/created it you are the rhetor
Constraints: things that may and can affect you from accomplishing your goal
MA 3
Scenario: You’re about to make your genre product.
Writing about your plans for MA 4 (rubric,etc)
*Due Nov. 5
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