Reflective Essay About Rhetorical Situation

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The first thing that we learned in class was on rhetorical situations. When we first went over it in class I was a little taken back at what this concept really meant. I looked like a deer in headlights confused on what a rhetorical situation was. After reading the article “Rhetorical Situations and Their Constituents” multiple times I learned that “rhetorical situations is a situation where a speaker or writer sees a need to change reality and sees that the change may be effected through rhetorical discourse” (Grant-Davie 350). In other words it is anytime you use English to get across a point that you are trying to make (Grant-Davie 347). For example, when you and your best friend are having a conversation and your friend has a different …show more content…
Then I applied my new knowledge of rhetorical situations with an example from my work on my short essay. For example, in my first paper when I was explaining how there was a rhetorical situation in my short story that I wrote in my freshmen year of high school I first provided a direct quote of rhetorical situations. Then I provided background knowledge explaining how I used two messages in my story for two different audiences to get my point across in the story. The two messages that I was trying to say was first never do or say anything that you might regret in the future to my freshmen English class …show more content…
You have your audience; these are the people that you are focusing on throughout your paper trying to grab there attention. In my second paper I tried to include this concept a lot. I did this by making sure that my paper could grab any ones attention unlke my first paper when I just focused on what you as my teacher wanted. An example of this is my conclusions on both of my papers. My first paper I found it challenging coming up with a conclusion so in result of this I had a closed ended conclusion only focusing on what you my teacher wanted from the previous questions that you had wrote in our rubric. With the second paper I tried to focus more on a broader audience by having a more open ended conclusion talking about further research that any person could do to find out more information about

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