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:
- What are some differences you notice between the way the academic text and the other texts you’ve chosen present the rhetorical element?
- What are some similarities between the way the academic text and the other texts you’ve chosen present the rhetorical element?
- 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.