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Guide for College Writers Ch. 2

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your name: ______________________ ENGL 1013 Situations, Purposes, and Processes for Writing (Guide for College Writers , Ch. 2) “Writing for this course assumes that writing is valuable for two related reasons: (from p. 18) First, writing enables you to learn about something, to help you observe your surroundings, to remember important ideas and events, and to record and analyze what you see and read . Second, writing is an important means to communicate with your readers, to explain or evaluate an idea, to offer a solution, or to argue your point of view. RHETORICAL SITUATIONS (pp. 18-20) The Writer: is the one who decides to write when they need to remember something, plan, remind others, express feelings, or solve a problem. The Occasion: By occasion is meant: whatever motivates the writer to write. It is the immediate cause or the pressing need to write.
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Unformatted text preview: • Purpose Possible purposes for writing could be: Expressing feelings, investigating and reporting a subject, explaining an idea or concept, evaluating some object, performance, or image, proposing a solution to a problem, and arguing for your position and responding to alternative or opposing positions. • Audience Your knowledge about your intended audience should always guide and shape your writing. • Genre By genre is meant: the kind, type, or form of writing selected. Various kinds of genre in which you could write are: • Context Briefly explain what is meant by “As both a reader and writer, you must consider the rhetorical and social context.” (p. 20) Consider the context, place of publication, and ongoing conversation. Also consider the intended audience....
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