Academic Article Assingment

Academic Article Assingment - How to Read and Understand an...

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and Understand an Academic Article 1. What does the author claim that s/he will do in the article? Bitzer claims that he will “Attempt to revive the notion of rhetorical situation, to provide at least the outline of an adequate conception of it, and to establish it as a controlling and fundamental concern of rhetorical theory.” Pg. 3 2. Summarize the support for each of the above claims. Rhetoric happens when it is needed, there is no right or wrong, it is a complicated process. There are constituents like exigence, audience, and constraints and they make up everything relevant in a rhetorical situation. Audience is a factor. Rhetoric is not just persuasion or communication, but that which includes philosophical warrant and or practical discipline. 3. What is the rhetorical text(s) the author(s) focus on in this article? Bronislaw Malinowski, Cicero’s speeches against Cataline, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech, John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, and Aristotle among others. 1
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course COMM 321 taught by Professor Erinmcclellan during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.

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