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03:07 1 st  Paragraph Goal: Why is the author writing this article? “None, to my knowledge, has asked the nature of rhetorical situation.” (168)  “No major theorist has treated rhetorical situation thoroughly as a distinct subject in  rhetorical theory; many ignore it.” (168) Many theorists ignore the situational aspect in rhetorical theory.  Bitzer aims to focus on the situation aspect of the rhetorical tradition rather than just the  ways humans use symbols to affect those around them.  Thesis of the article (what is this argument arguing)  Rhetorical discourse indicates the presence of an issue that needs to be addressed  persuasively (a rhetorical situation).  Situations are not always accompanied by discourse. Discourse is a result of situations.  The major traditions of communication research (clue is in title) Rhetorical tradition- the cannon “delivery” is especially important. The way in which a  rhetorical situation is addressed focuses on the delivery aspect of the rhetorical  tradition.  2 nd  Paragraph The major arguments to support the thesis 
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course ENTOMOLOGY 201 taught by Professor Goodman during the Spring '12 term at University of Wisconsin.

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