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* Freewrite: Choose one or several of the above questions to address in your writing.

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** Find a piece that interests you. It doesn't really matter what it's about at this point.
** You goal is to be able to describe it's rhetorical situation: genre, audience, context, purpose.
** Over the weekend, your assignment is to create a piece of writing that follows these genre conventions.

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* Homework:
** Create a "Shitty First Draft" and submit it to the "Genre Writing" link in Blackboard before Tuesday's class.
** Take your time in developing an understanding of the genre you are writing in. The key here is to practice '''conventions'''.
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The context of a rhetorical act, made up (at a minimum) of a rhetor, an issue (or exigence), and an audience.

Put another way, a rhetorical situation occurs when a rhetor, an audience, a medium (such as a text or speech), and a context converge to create a rhetorical act, such as writing or speaking.

'''Agency''': Rhetors are agents of change; a rhetorical act carries with it the burden of agency.

* Use threshold concepts to move into the practice of writing as a social act -> ''problem solving''!

#Writing is a Knowledge-Making Activity
** How does reading also spawn ideas? In what ways does writing about your selected piece (from the first day: either "good" writing OR trrrrrible writing) continue this formation of ideas?
#Writing Addresses, Invokes, and/or Creates Audiences
** Describe the imagined audience of your piece. Based on the reading, what leads you to this conclusion? Does your piece "[blur] the boundaries between writer and audience?" (p. 21)
#Writing Expresses and Shares Meaning to be Reconstructed by the Reader
** How is your understanding and relationship of your selection unique? How does it demonstrate something about ''your'' goals and motives?
#Words Get Their Meanings From Other Words
** In what ways might context (time/technology/regionality) alter the interpretation of your selection?
#Writing Mediates Activity
** What activity might your selection have mediated in your life?
#Writing Is Not Natural
** What limitations might restrict the effectiveness of your selection's meaning?
#Assessing Writing Shapes Contexts and Instruction
** In what ways are you "assessing" your selection? What makes your selection "good" writing (or not?!)?
#Writing Involves Making Ethical Choices
** '''What specific consequences, inherent in your selection, can you identify? In other words, what might the author of your selection have had to grapple with ethically?'''
#Writing is a Technology Through Which Writers Create and Recreate Meaning
** Is your selection digital? Would it make a difference if it were? What technological preferences do you have for reading and writing?

* Freewrite: Choose one or several of the above questions to address in your writing.

%color=darkgreen%'''[++[=Find Yourself a Rhetorical Situation=]++]'''

* Let's do some %newwin%[[https://www.wired.com/|investigation]]...
** Find a piece that interests you. It doesn't really matter what it's about at this point.
** You goal is to be able to describe it's rhetorical situation: genre, audience, context, purpose.
** Over the weekend, your assignment is to create a piece of writing that follows these genre conventions.

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* Homework:
** Create a "Shitty First Draft" and submit it to the "Genre Writing" link in Blackboard before Tuesday's class.
** Take your time in developing an understanding of the genre you are writing in. The key here is to practice '''conventions'''.