Day 3 – 9.3 – Rhetoric

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September 3, 2014 by Brian Harmon

Freewriting:

As a new blog post, complete a brief rhetorical analysis of this website.  You might consider things like genre, ethos, pathos, logos, exigency, audience.

In Class:

– Review/Continue discussion of GENRE & RHETORIC –

– Group practice with Rhetorical Analysis –

– Updates & Reminders

Homework:

Read Carolyn Miller’s “What’s Practical About Technical Writing” (on Dropbox)

Compose a blog post as a response to #9 on p.42 of Technical Communication in the 21st Century.  Make sure to include a visual representation of the receipts (at least 2).  Email a link to your post to harmonb462.  Include “HW#1” in the subject line.

Ethos is important.  Compose some content for the “About” page of your blog and make sure it is updated.

Notes:

Be looking for Job Ads for which you can tailor your Employment Project.

Be thinking about the organization/small business for which you will tailor your remaining class projects.

For more information about rhetoric, check out the website for RSA (Rhetoric Society of America).

– Optional readings in Dropbox (Fahnestock and Secor’s Rhetorical Analysis) –

 

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