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DESCRIPTIONRHETORICAL CONTEXT STRATEGIES What is my purpose? What is the problem that needs to be addressed? How will this purpose be Who is my intended audience? What type of information would best sway this audience? What does this audience expect in terms of formality and credibility? What genre does this writing fall under? What are the formatting considerations for the genre? What writing style is more appropriate for this genre? What are the expectations of document design and structure?
TODAYS GOALS Continue developing strategies for working with rhetorical context? Practice using ethos, pathos, and logos Discuss expectations for online blog this semester Note: You may wish to review the chapter 1 material and vocabulary before class starts QUIZ 1 (Content Removed) RHETORICAL CONTEXT STRATEGIES What is my purpose? What is the problem that needs to be addressed? How will this purpose be Who is my intended audience? What type of information would best sway this audience? What does this audience expect in terms of formality and credibility? What genre does this writing fall under? What are the formatting considerations for the genre? What writing style is more appropriate for this genre? What are the expectations of document design and structure? NEW VOCABULARY Rhetorical Appeals: Ethos Pathos Logos BELIEVING AND DOUBTING GAME John lives in a house right next to Barry. Johns dog Spike is an adventurous young pup who sometimes sneaks out of the house and has frequented Barrys yard for a bathroom break. Barry has warned John about Spikes deposits. Barry also has a tomato garden which he loves; every week he maintains the tomatoes with fertilizer and sprays them with pesticide to keep away any rodents or insects. One day, John comes home and finds Spike lying on his front porch, unconscious, with smeared tomatoes all over his face. He rushes him to the Animal Hospital and the doctors explain Spike has digested pesticide. CLASS DISCUSSION In this scenario, is Barry responsible for Spikes illness, or is John responsible? How could you use ethos to argue that John or Barry are responsible? How could you use pathos to argue that Barry or John are responsible? How could you use logos to argue that Barry or John are responsible? GROUP ACTIVITY- USING RHETORICAL APPEALS In your unit 1 groups Select a side in the believing and doubting game. Do you think Barry or John is most responsible here? Imagine you are a lawyer in a courtroom presenting to a jury and are tasked with arguing against Barry or John. Make an argument utilizing all three rhetorical appeals to support your side. This should be at least one paragraph long BLOG INSTRUCTIONS Submit your URL viaby Wednesday Your blogs should be in either video format (Vlog) or audio format (podcast). Do not use text posts for this class. Recordings should be approximately 2-3 minutes long Your blogs will NEVER have points deduced for grammar or spelling errors From time to time you will be asked to read and evaluate entries from your classmates blogs, so make sure your entries do not contain information you are uncomfortable with others reading HOMEWORK: Minor Essay 1 Follow the Brief Writing Project 1 prompt on p words This should be a typed, two-page, double spaced, MLA format document. Due Friday 1/22 to Turnitin.com Blog Entry 1 Submit link viaby Wednesday 1/20 Blog entries this semester should be in either vlog or podcast format. Focus: Past uses of rhetoric Take a few minutes to think back on your past experiences with language and persuading people. Select and describe one or more times you used rhetoric to convince someone. What happened in this experience? Were you successful or unsuccessful in your attempt to persuade? What strategies did you use to persuade your audience? Would these be best described as ethos, pathos, or logos? MINOR ESSAY words Based off of Brief Writing Project 1 from pg of the A&B textbook Due Friday to Turnitin.com 3 sections: 1. Text message to a friend : explain that you are going to miss an upcoming social event because you are sick 2. Anto a professor: explain that you cannot met an assignment deadline because you are sick and need an extension 3. Reflect on the two messages: Based on your two examples, explain how the different purpose, audience, and genre of these messages caused you to make difference choices when composing them.