Video: Rhetorical Situation

Another component of planning a writing project is to figure out the rhetorical situation you’re responding to.  The video below illustrates the role the rhetorical situation plays, and how you can analyze the needs you when faced with a new writing task.

Can you identify

  • your purpose for writing?
  • your target audience you hope to inform or influence?
  • your context for writing in the first place?
  • your background and experience that help shape what you think about this subject?