eNGLISH 111 1. A rhetorical situation includes the context for writing (or speaking), the author’s purpose, and the audience.

eNGLISH 111

1. A rhetorical situation includes the context for writing (or speaking), the author’s purpose, and the audience. Code-switching often refers to the author’s change in tone, word choice, or style of rhetoric when conveying his or her purpose to varying audiences. How might an email to a co-worker differ from a text message to a friend? How might a speech performed at a graduation ceremony differ from one given in a class setting? How might an explanation of tardiness given to your boss differ from one given to your spouse or roommate? Consider the rhetorical situation and elements of code-switching in your response. 

2. The goal of this course is to form an awareness of our audience. Writ about a time where you needed to communicate an idea to an audience (in speaking or writing) in which you either succeeded or failed based on your understanding of the audience or purpose. Provide specific examples and consider the ideas from Prompt 1 to help you evaluate why this experience was a success or not.

2. The goal of this course is to form an awareness of our audience. Write about a time where you needed to communicate an idea to an audience (in speaking or writing) in which you either succeeded or failed based on your understanding of the audience or purpose. Provide specific examples and consider the ideas from Prompt 1 to help you evaluate why this experience was a success or not.