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Understanding Writing Rhetorical Situation
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What is a Rhetorical Situation? Rhetoric: Using language effectively to persuade, inform, educate, or entertain. Rhetorical Situation: The circumstances in which you communicate.
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The Rhetorical Situation
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The Writer Your culture, personal characteristics and interests affect what you write about and how you write it. o Your age o Your experiences o Your gender o Your location Factors that can affect your writing: o Your political beliefs o Your culture o Your parents and peers o Your education
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Purpose: Your Reason For Writing
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Genre Category or type of writing Genres hinge upon purpose and the needs/expectations of the projected audience. Examples: fiction, autobiographical story, news article, review, letter to the editor/editorial, rhetorical analysis, criticism, persuasive essay
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Audience: To Whom are you Writing? Many of the same factors which affect the writer also affect the
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