1.Discuss the specific rhetorical situations of your text (in other words, the audience, purpose, and genre). For example, you could consider the following:
○Identify the audience, purpose, and genre of your text(s). Then, describe the specific relationship(s) between the audience, purpose, and genre of your text(s). In other words, why is the genre(s) in which you worked an appropriate choice given your particular purpose and audience? How might another genre have been less effective for achieving your purpose and reaching your audience?
What design choices did you make as you designed your project? How did the genres in which you were working affect your choices? For example, how did you establish your voice? What visual rhetorical did you use? What choices did you make about structure and organization?
How do you think the decisions you made with design, genre, visual rhetoric, structure, and/or organization impact your audience and their interactions with your text(s)?
How were your ideas about audience, purpose, and genre shaped by the conversation you wanted to join?
2.Discuss the process of translating your work from Module 3 into other genre(s). For example, here are some of the things you could discuss:
What information from your research did you decide to leave out? In what specific ways did you consider your audience and purpose when making decisions about what to include?
How did you establish your own credibility in your text. In what ways was it similar to/different from the way you accomplished this in Unit 3?
What were some differences in the ways you used and cited your sources as compared to earlier assignments in this course? How were these decisions impacted by the differing genres in which you worked? How might these decisions impact your audience and their interactions with the text?
3.Discuss your experiences putting your research and writing into action and the rhetorical nature of research (for this section, consider both your final project and the class as a whole). Use the following prompts to help you generate ideas:
After having worked with your research in multiple genres and for various audiences and purposes, what do you now understand about the ways in which research is a rhetorical process shaped by audience, purpose, and genre?
What do you now understand about research as it exists beyond the classroom, and as it exists in non-academic contexts?
You might consider what we learned about the conversations we studied in Unit 1 and what that revealed about research, and/or you might consider the ways that your unit projects, including this final one, tried to reach beyond the classroom.
What do you now understand about the potential for research to spark meaningful change?
How has the work you completed this semester affected your ideas about/understanding of research?
How has the work you completed this semester affected your ideas about/understanding of writing and rhetoric?