Purpose: This assignment is an opportunity to practice thinking and composing as a rhetorician. You’ll create your own rhetorical situation, explore questions of how to target an audience, follow the conventions of a genre, choose the medium for your message, and all the while, use the critical reading tools you’ve been learning all quarter to develop your ideas. Use analysis to develop a thesis/message/argument that will convince your target audience.
Topic: Choose a topic having to do with one of the themes discussed in course that will make it possible for you to include texts we’ve covered in class as source material. Based on your specific focus (topic), create a thesis or main message for your project.
Audience and Genre: Choose a specific audience (i.e., 18-25 yr old film-goers, business professionals, a government official, teenagers from SoCal, the Saddleback community, students taking a particular class, etc.) and a specific genre (i.e., letter, review, presentation, essay, web-page, etc.). Be as specific as possible when targeting your audience; for example, if you decide to write a book or film review, then it will help you to further define your audience if you choose a particular publication where it could be published. No matter what audience you choose, please remember that other members of your audience are your classmates—also, another important member of your audience is your instructor, who will be evaluating (grading) your success in addressing a particular audience.
Medium: Choose the delivery vehicle, or medium (i.e., written text, visual, audio, electronic, or a combination) which will convey your particular thesis most effectively; in many cases, the genre you choose (from #2 above), will determine the delivery vehicle.
Options for the Assignment:
• Film or Book review for a specific audience / publication
• Letter to a specific audience (congressman, former high school teacher or class, professor, readers of a particular publication, etc.)
• Essay, Article or Report for a specific audience/ publication
• Speech for a specific audience
• Presentation for a specific audience (with speaking notes)
• Website for a specific audience
The post Topic: Persuasive
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