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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?You’d 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
● 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?