Genre Awareness

Step 1: With your group members, complete the chart below. Start by selecting one rhetorical element and three texts. *One of these texts must be the academic text.

 

Rhetorical Element: Object of Study
Texts Tarroja & Fernando (2013) The Man at the River My Daughter Malala
Where in the text does this

rhetorical element appear (be as specific as possible)?

Title, abstract. Title and the Introduction.  Title and the first paragraph.
Directly Stated or Implied (explicit or implicit)?

Does it appear more than once?

Directly stated. Yes, it does appear more than once. Implied . Yes, it does appear more than once. Directly stated. Yes, it does appear more than once.
What specific techniques or language clues does the author use to express this rhetorical element? (storytelling, specific language, dialogue, real/imaginary events, etc.) Specific Language. Real events. Dialogue within Monologue.
Find an example from the text that shows one of the methods or techniques you listed above. Copy and paste it into this row. “Providing psychological services for children of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs): A challenge for school psychologists in the Philippines.”

 

The tough relationship between the Sudanese and the American friend. “Our mutual friends has sent me. He would like you to visit the village over the river.  

 

Step 2: Look at the chart above, and answer the following questions:

  1. What are some differences you notice between the way the academic text and the other texts you’ve chosen present the rhetorical element?
  2. What are some similarities between the way the academic text and the other texts you’ve chosen present the rhetorical element?
  3. Why might these similarities and differences exist? What does this tell us about academic writing?

 

Step 3: On your own, begin to draft Part 2 of your Genre Awareness Essay.