Threshold Concepts form NWWK

  • Writing is social and rhetorical in nature
  • Writing mediates activity
  • writing is a knowledge-making activity
  • Context shapes meaning -- words and ideas exist in their relationship with other words and ideas

Key Terms for Rhetoric

  • The rhetorical Situation
    • Writer
    • Audience
    • Text
    • Writer's purpose
    • How the writer uses language to achieve his purpose
      • ethos
      • pathos
      • logos
  • Here is a PowerPoint with some ideas about rhetoric: Rhetoric

Key Terms for Process

  • writing relies on process
    • prewriting
    • drafting
    • revision
    • editing
    • publishing

Important Parts of the Academic Essay