ENG 100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Jargon

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Chpt.2 : Rhetorical Situations
An Element in which support Rhetorical thinking and writing /comHomunication.
Think about your genre
Have you been assigned a specific genre? If not, do only words in the
assignment imply a certain genre?Evaluate many signals for a review for
example and explain why they could indicate a causal analysis.
If you choose your genre, consider readers to recycle their trash, you would
likely write an argument.If , however, you want to explain how to recycle
foood waste into compost.
Does your genre require a certain organization?
A process analysis, for instance, is often organized (CHROLOGICALLY) , whereas a visual
analysis may be organized SPATIALLY and annotated bibliography is almost always organized.
.How does genre affect your TONE ? A lab report , for example, generally calls for more
matter-of-fact tone than a film review
A certain Design Features expected in your genrre?You would likely need to include
images in a review of an art show, for instance or be required to use a standard font.
Think about your AUDIENCE
Who is your intended Audience?An instructor?A supervisor? Classmate?Members of a
particular organization? Visitors to a website? Who else might see or hear what you say?
How are members of your audience like and unlike you?Consider demographics such as
age, gender, religion income, education, occupation, or political attitudes.
What's your relation with your audience?An instructor or supervisor, for example, holds
considerable authority over you.Other audiences maybe friends,co-workers, or even
strangers.What expectations about the test might they have because of your
relationship?Youd need to be careful not to sound too informal to committee considering
you for a scholarship,or too bossy to a group of friends.
If you have a choice of a MEDIUM which ones would best reach your intended audience?
What do you want your audience to think or do as a result of what you say?Take your
ideas seriously?Reflect on your beliefs? Take some kind of action?
Can you assume your audience will be interested in what you say or will you need to get
them intersted?
How much does your audience know about your topic?How much do they expect or be
put off by use of technical jargon?Will you need to define any terms?
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