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THE RHETORICAL SITUATION PAPER
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ENGL 110
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Locate a source created by and for members of your selected discourse community and analyze its rhetorical situation.
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Source: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmp2008017
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Write an essay, addressed to the class, that answers the following questions:
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What is the source’s rhetorical situation: its exigence, audience, and constraints?
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1._____ Begin with a quick background of the issue.
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2 ._____Connect that issue to your source.
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3.______Include an overview of the article.
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4._____ Include such details as the title, author, and source.
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5._____ Then, use your “analysis guide” handout to direct your engagement of your source.
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6._____ Examine your source in terms of the Rhetorical Situation:
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_____Exigence (paragraph or two)
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_____Audience(s) (paragraph)
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_____Constraints (paragraph or two)
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Does the source offer a fitting response to its rhetorical situation? (Part II of your essay)
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1._____This part of the essay is your evaluation of the source.
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2._____You can discuss appeals used by the rhetor (ethos, pathos, logos).
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3._____Effective or ineffective strategies? Missed opportunities?
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4._____You may need to consult another source or two on the subject to obtain better insight into your assessment of this specific source.
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5._____Does the rhetor effectively convince the audience of the exigence? (Remember: the exigence need not identify a “controversial” topic.)
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6._____Does the rhetor have a good understanding of his or her audience?
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7._____Does she establish common ground with the audience and establish and discuss evidence with attention to the audience?
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8._____Discuss the impact of your exposure to the source?
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a._____What was your prior knowledge about the subject?
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b._____How did the source affect you, in terms of the subject?
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c._____Were you made aware/convinced of a “problem” you didn’t know existed?
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d._____In what ways was your interest piqued?
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e._____Were you, as part of the audience, convinced to effect change?
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f._____Why or why not, and if so, through what methods and in what capacity?
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9._____ Discuss your source in relation to your topic.
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Substantiate the claims you make about the source’s rhetorical situation, and its response to this situation, with evidence from the source itself and other appropriate sources. (Address this aspect throughout your essay.) USE THE TERMS IN YOUR PAPER.
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Length & Format: 3 pages, double-spaced, sources cited in MLA
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TOPICS:
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Choose a current topic or issue that interests you, relates to your course theme, and is a topic you will continue analyzing for your research paper. The text you choose may be a Web-site, an article, a scholarly article, a report, a newsletter, a TEDTalk, a documentary, or or a blog. While an advertisement also qualifies, I would prefer you avoid ads since we wrote analytical essays of them in the most recent essay.
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Choose topics wisely and carefully. If you do, you very well may end up expanding this assignment into your research paper.
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THE MOST IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY CONFUSING PART OF THIS ESSAY FOR STUDENTS: YOU ARE ANALYZING THE SOURCE AND THE AUTHOR’S/RHETOR’S DEVELOPMENT OF HIS OR HER ARGUMENT IN TERMS OF THE RHETORICAL SITUATION. YOUR THESIS SHOULD NOT TAKE A POSITION ON THE ISSUE ITSELF; YOUR THESIS MUST EXAMINE THE SOURCE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE RHETORICAL SITUATION, and you must use the terms exigence, audience, and constraints in your discussion. IF YOUR ESSAY IS A MINI-RESEARCH PAPER, YOU WILL FAIL THE ASSIGNMENT. LATER IN THE NEXT PAPER, YOU WILL TAKE YOUR OWN POSITION AND DEVELOP YOUR ARGUMENT, AND THE SOURCE YOU EXAMINE FOR THE RHETORICAL SITUATION PAPER LIKELY WILL BE ONE OF YOUR MORE IMPORTANT SOURCES.
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What is a Discourse Community?
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A discourse community is a group of people involved in and communicating about a particular topic, issue, or in a particular field. According to “The Concept of Discourse Community,” by educator and researcher John Swales, a discourse community is defined by six characteristics:
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1. A discourse community has a broadly agreed set of common public goals. This is pretty easy to explain because it’s easy to conceptualize. A group of teachers has goals—to teach students and help them move forward in life. A group of cheerleaders has goals—to entertain spectators and encourage them to support the team for which they cheer. A group of pilots has goals—to fly planes safely from one place to the next and get passengers safely from one destination to the next. A group of vacationers has common goals—to get away from everyday responsibilities, to have fun, experience new things, and/or to relax.
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2. A discourse community has mechanisms of intercommunication among their members. Again, this is pretty easy to define because the concept of “intercommunication” is something we do. We talk on the phone (phone being the mechanism of intercommunication), we text, we write blogs or papers, we send and reply to emails for everyone in a community, we have meetings and gatherings—in short, every form of communication that facilitates the “inter” part of intercommunication fits the bill here.
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3. A discourse community uses its participatory mechanisms primarily to provide information and feedback. Most of the things that are listed in “mechanisms” above are also part of this aspect of a discourse community. For example, a blog is often used for feedback, as is email, meetings, etc. Other writings, like a newsletter or FAQs webpage, would also be used for information.
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4. A discourse community utilizes and possesses one or more genres in the communicative furtherance of its aims. “Genre” is the word that might cause confusion here, but it simply refers to a text—any text. Thus, it is possible that the genre of a discourse community might be chalk drawings on a sidewalk or graffiti. More commonly, though, discourse communities, like the ones you’ll be researching, possess and employ more traditional genres in the communication of their aims—websites, magazine articles, journal articles, blogs, etc.
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5. In addition to owning genres, a discourse community has acquired some specific lexis. This simply refers to the jargon specific and often unique to a community but also required by the members of that community for intercommunication. Artists, for example, have a specific lexis used to explain tools, techniques, and mediums. Cyclists have a specific lexis that refers to riding techniques, bicycle parts, and equipment. Biologists have a different lexis from Marine Biologists, but each community has its own lexis.
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6. A discourse community has a threshold level of members with a suitable degree of relevant content and discoursal expertise. In a discourse community, members often come into the community as novices and “leave by death or other less involuntary ways” (Swales 27). I’m not sure of Swales limited methods for leaving a community, but it is true that they change and evolve. It is also true that a community takes in beginners; thus, there has to be a ratio of beginners to experts for the community to exist and continue. When there are no longer enough experts to inform novices or not enough novices to carry on, the community will cease to exist What that ratio is depends on the community—though functionality is reduced, a community like our class can exist with two members; a football team, on the other hand, can’t survive with fewer than eleven members.
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With these characteristics in mind, it is obvious that all major fields of study offered on this campus are discourse communities. Our class also forms a discourse community. The people at your place of employment, your circle of friends, your family, and many other groups to which you belong constitute a discourse community.
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Got it? Good. It’s not that hard to comprehend if you take a few minutes to read/think about it. It’s pretty much common sense. https://webcourses.ucf.edu/courses/984277/pages/what-is-a-discourse-community
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