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Post #1: Introducing your Blog

Due by 4:00 p.m. on August 27th

Image from pixabay.com

You were previously given an in-class tutorial on how to create a Longwood blog and new postings. Now is the time to create your first blog post! The main purpose of your first post is to clarify the rhetorical situation of your blog for readers who might stumble upon it. For example, why does your blog exist? The elements of a rhetorical situation include the following: writer, purpose, message, audience, context.


Who is the writer/blogger (e.g., brief info about you)?

-What is the purpose of your blog (include the course information but you may also include a purpose of your own)?

What will the writer (you) be writing about on this blog?

-Who is your intended audience (write one or two sentences about who might make use of this blog or would like to check it out, etc)?

-What is the context of this blog (you can think about the classroom and beyond)?

Since in your response to some of these questions you will want to mention our Organizational Rhetoric course, it is also appropriate to give some information about your major/specializations, reasons for taking the class, any past rhetoric/writing classes you have taken, etc.

Be flexible and use your creativity while making sure you address all writing prompts in detail. Please make all your postings more colorful and interesting with media (images, video, etc); cite your images and try to use ones that are in the public domain (not copyrighted), but you should be fine sharing any YouTube videos. You may also create your own images (take photos, etc) and add them to your blog, too.

Sample source for high-quality free images: pixabay.com

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Welcome to ENGL 305: Organizational Rhetoric!

Welcome to our course blog! This blog will serve as a medium for us to communicate about our course.

ENGL 305 is an advanced study featuring a particular aspect of rhetoric or professional and/or technical writing, such as a time period, genre, or theoretical perspective. The Fall 2018 offering focuses on organizational rhetoric. What gives Apple the ability to persuade and lead? What does it take for an organization to influence popular attitudes and public policies? All multinational corporations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), trade associations, religious organizations, and locally owned companies at some point want to promote their identity, manage an issue, resolve a crisis, or recruit and retain employees and volunteers. Organizational messages confront us every day. This course will provide you with a strong background in the strategies used to develop and critique these messages.

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