Post 14: Rhetorical Reflection on P4

Note: While you may begin drafting this post after reading the P4 description on the blog, you might also decide to add to it following class discussion of the assignment tomorrow, when you may have a better sense of some rhetorical elements of the project.

We will conduct P4 collaboratively; you will work with one or two other students in the class on one of your research topics to create an infographic. I will suggest groups where I see similarities in topic. You may also partner up based on your interests.

To prepare for this blog post, assess your knowledge about the following rhetorical elements of your project, and consider what you still need to discover to keep working on your project. Write a 200-300 word post in which you explore both your prior knowledge about the rhetorical situation of your project as well as your remaining questions:

What learning outcomes does this writing task address? What do I hope to learn or gain personally through working on this assignment?

Topic: What am I writing about? What is my personal motivation for selecting this topic? How does this topic fit the scope of the assignment?

Audience: Who will read or hear what I write? Why will they want to know about my topic? What do I need to know about this audience? What information does this audience expect me to share in my writing? How is this kind of information typically communicated to an audience, and why?

Genre: What writing style is expected in this task? What are the moves that are valuable in this genre and will help me achieve my purpose? How do I expect my audience to use, read, or navigate this text?

Context: How long do I have to write this? How should I structure my time to support my writing process? What are the submission expectations for this writing task?

Once I have reviewed and responded to the questions above, what do I see I still need to know?

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