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English 110C - 1st week notes

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English 110C - 1st week notes ENGL110C

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by zaria brooks on Sunday September 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ENGL110C at Old Dominion University taught by Rapone in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see English Composition in English at Old Dominion University.


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Date Created: 09/18/16
Visit: Rhetoric: art of using language to persuade, inform, educate, or entertain Rhetorical “writing” situation: circumstances in which you communicate The angle: the way you approach your topic The context in which you write: the writer, topic, person, audience The writer: your culture, personal characteristic & interest affect what you write about & how you write its Factors which can affect your writing include: - Age - Experience - Gender - Location - Political beliefs - Parent & peers - Education Purpose: reason for writing to persuade, inform, educate, entertain, or discover something Genre Category/type of writing Genres hinge upon purpose & the needs/expectations of the projected audience Ex. Fiction, autobiographical story, persuasive essay, review, news article Audience: to whom you are writing Same factors which affect the writer also affect the audience - Age - Social class - Education - Past experience - Culture/subculture - Expectations Topic: what you will write about  May be broadened or narrowed depending on the length of your writing & interest  Topics should be appropriate to the rhetorical situation you are in Context The “situation” which generates the need for writing Affected by the - Time period/timing - Location - Current events - Cultural significance (Conclusion) What does this mean: you need to be aware that a rhetorical situation exists every time you write You need to adapt your writing depending on your purpose & audience


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