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CHP.2.1 : Rhetorical Thinking
● What about audience members you don’t or can’t know? It goes without saying that you
can’t always know who could potentially read your writing, especially if you’re writing on
a site that anyone can access.The ability to reach hundreds, even thousands of readers is
part of the webs power, but you will want to take special care when your writing might
reach unknown audiences.Remember as well that anything posted on the internet may
easily be shared and read out of context.
Think about PURPOSE
● How would you describe your own motivation for writing? To fulfill a course
assignment?To meet a personal or professional commitment? To express your ideas to
someone? For fun?
● What is your primary goal? To inform your audience about something?To persuadde them
to think a certain way? To call them to think a certain way?Something else ?Do you have
other goals as well?
● How do your goals influence your goals as well your choice of genre, medium, and
design?For example, if you want to persuade neighbors to recycle, you may choose to make
colorful posters for display in public places.If you want to inform a corporation about what