Chapter 8 Notes_1 (1) - become persuasive if an imperative...

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K. Sanders ENGL 1301 Chapter 8 Chapter 8 Notes I. What is an Evaluation? What are the three parts that make up the Evaluation Structure? The Evaluation Postulate : If something (the subject) has certain characteristics (the criteria), then it is good or bad (the judgment). II. Variations of Evaluation: a. Expressive Evaluation – The criteria is often unstated because the writer of self- expression is defining the self at least partially in terms of a value system, the statement of values is usually inextricably intertwined with the identity of the writer. b. Literary Evaluation – The writer of literary evaluation tends to engage in satire and humor and often has a persuasive intent as well. c. Persuasive Evaluation – Evaluations tend toward persuasion, so persuasion is often a part of an evaluation no matter what other purpose the writer has. Any evaluation will
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Unformatted text preview: become persuasive if an imperative is added, as in the following statement: this thing (subject) is good (judgment), so you should try it (persuasive assertion). d. Referential Evaluation Criteria in referential evaluations are derived by objective means. Writers of referential evaluations will need to consider the necessity of validating the criteria they use or at least making sure that there is a general agreement about the validity of the criteria used. Subject = Literary Analysis Criteria a. Purposes Characteristics of Expressive, Literary, Persuasive & Referential. b. Patterns Variations of Classification, Description, Narrative & Evaluation. Judgment Is the subject good or bad based on the criteria? Were the purposes and patterns used successful?...
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