(1)Discussion Question: Purpose and Audience
Objective: to examine the ways in which establishing a purpose and envisioning an audience can guide the way that a writer constructs an essay
The terms purpose and audience are key elements in the writing process. Thinking about your assignment in terms of the rhetorical situation can help guide you at the beginning of the writing process. Topic, audience, genre, style, opportunity, research, the writer, and purpose are just a few elements that make up the rhetorical situation.
Preparation: As you prepare to read and understand the process of writing an Argument essay, review the section in your textbook about “Purpose and Audience” pg. 151.
Assessment: In your opinion, why is it important to know the audience and the purpose for which you write an essay?
(2)Discussion: Claim versus Thesis
Objective: to engage students in a discussion of the difference between a claim and a thesis
What in your opinion is the difference between a claim and a thesis statement in an argumentative style paper? ( 5 possible points) Develop at least 100-150 words for your response.
Read the entire forum question before responding. You are to respond with your opinion along with justification to back your opinion.
(3)Discussion Question: Persuasion Versus Argumentation
Discussion Question: Persuasive versus Argumentative Writing
In your opinion, what are some differences between persuasive writing and argumentative writing?
Post your response with atleast 100 to 150 wordsin the Weekly Discussion forum which is equal to about two paragraphs or more; you may use at least two examples from an article to prove your points.
Your discussion grade will be based upon the thoroughness, accuracy, and insightfulness of your responses; also, your use of correct spelling, grammar and correct sentence and paragraph format (ALWAYS spell check your responses).