Persuading the audience of particular claims.
- What is your primary purpose and argument?
- What is the importance of persuading this particular audience of this particular claim?
- Where would this be published? (a website like The Conversation? a magazine sent to teachers? be descriptive if you do not have an existing publication)
- Why would this type of publication be effective?
- Description of rhetorical situation should be at least 100 words
Part 2: Article
For this part, you will write an essay that makes an argument using textual sources that would be published in a periodical (online or print). This means you will need to follow guidelines for popular and web writing such as using shorter paragraphs, using section headings, using images with captions, and providing hyperlinks to your sources and additional info (web only). Where this is intended to be published will play a large factor in the kind of language used, so spend a bit of time looking at similar pieces to get a sense of what the audience expects. In addition, there should be some counterargument and rebuttal. Perhaps there are conflicting findings, objections to the argument, alternative answers, or reasons against taking action.
- At least one scholarly source
- At least two other sources (scholarly or popular)
- At least five functional and properly formatted hyperlinks (online situation only)
- At least one photograph with a caption and proper credit
- At least one section heading
- Counterargument and rebuttal
- Article should be 800-1000 words (not including caption or headings)