1. Select an everyday text to rhetorically analyze (“What is Academic Writing?” offers a guide in how to analyze on pages 10-11 and elsewhere in the essay.)
2. Conduct a rhetorical analysis of the everyday text by choosing one of the following strategies and applying it to your everyday text.
- Backpacks vs. Briefcases (Numerous strategies to choose from)
- Rhetorical Analysis in the Real World (Step-by-step instructions listed near end of article)
- SOAPstone (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone)
- PAPA square (The strategy we use most often in class.)
- Rhetorical Analysis (Message, Audience, Writer)
3. Log #15: Draft a rhetorical analysis of an everyday text
- Complete activities 1 & 2 first;
- Write a 3-page, double-spaced analysis.
- Cite the strategy source from #2 and refer to it and your everyday text often. Other sources are welcome, too.
This log entry will carry over to week 11 and will be due at the end of week 11.
Please put a page break (see Google Doc Insert drop down menu) between log entries.
2. Log #16: Audience and writing
- Google the phrase audience and writing. You will retrieve a number of online articles.
- Choose at least 2 of the articles to read and write about.
- Begin by listing the name of the article’s writer(s), the name of the article, and by providing a link to the article (you may paste the URL or create a hypertext).
- Write a two-page (minimum), double-spaced personal essay where you discuss your experiences in addressing audience(s) in your writing and the different types of audiences you have written for thus far in your schooling. In your essay, refer to the professor’s slide presentation and both online articles that you selected.
- Use standard essay formatting, such as paragraphing, capitalization of “I,” complete sentences, and correct spelling.
- Tie the essay together with a main idea (thesis, a point, whatever you want to call it) which may require you to write and revise the essay.