1. Rhetorical Analysis in the Real World: Selecting quotes/group activity
- Rhetoric readings breakdown folder in CIDocs
- Write a short summary of your assigned section and paste quotes that the group determines would be valuable to use in the final essay.
3. Audience and writing discussion
Can you know your audience? Does knowing your audience truly help you write? Are there certain times you should pay attention to your audience? Are there certain times you should ignore your audience?
4. Online work discussion
- Everyday texts: making a wise choice
- Rhetorical analysis strategies: identify the steps
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 #16: 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.
5, Peer Review: Read your peers’ Log #15 in CIDocs and leave comments.
- Go to the log folder and click on your peer’s log. Everyone in the class has access to everyone’s documents.
- Leave comments by using what is called the 2 stars and one wish approach. Stars are positive – leave 2 positive comments; a wish is an improvement you would like to see – leave 1 improvement comment.