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background image ENC2135 Notes BBG Chapter 1 Understanding Genres Genre: a composition’s kind, category – gives us a way to categorize/easily describe types of compositions (ex. A 
song is a musical composition, individual songs fall into a specific genre like pop)
Genres change according to the ways people use them Genres are flexible; overlap, distinctions between them are fluid The Rhetorical Situation Rhetoric: the ability to communicate effectively and with a purpose Rhetorical situation: the context in which you create a composition, what you want to say, what are the reader’s 
expectations, etc.
Purpose: Why are you composing? 1. To present a narrative/to tell a story
2. To inform
3. To persuade Audience: Who are you composing for? o Audiences are made of people, grab their attention, keep it Rhetorical Appeals: Ethos, pathos, logos 1. Ethos: the credibility, authority, and trustworthiness the writer/composer conveys to the audience  (ex.  Memoir, readers need to see you as an expert and accept your info as credible) 2. Pathos: an appeal to the audience’s emotions or values   (ex. Persuasive advertising) 3. Logos: the logical and connection of facts/evidence to the point being made  (ex. Essays) Modes & Media Mode: how a composition is experienced by readers/viewers/listeners (ex. Text, visual, audio) Media: the method by which a composition is delivered (ex. Print, digital, face­to­face) Genre Conventions Conventions are basic qualities and agreed upon rules. Style: the particular ways we communicate (detail, tone voice) and how it affects overall composition; an author’s 
style must be appropriate to your purpose & audience
Design: the visual features of a composition, including the use of headings, format, color, illustration Sources: things referred to in a composition; people, conversations, documents, books, journal articles, movies, and 
other works that we refer to for facts, perspectives, and models as we compose; when you compose in certain genres
like academic/research essays, you need to document the sources you refer to. 

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School: Florida State University
Department: English
Course: Research, Genre, and Context
Professor: Sean McCullough
Term: Summer 2016
Tags: english, Genres, genre, Rhetorical, rhetoric, ethos, pathos, and logos
Name: Chapter 1: Understanding Genres (BBG)
Description: These are all the essentials from the first chapter of the Bedford Book of Genres.
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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