In this proposal, you want to fully describe your project’s rhetorical situation; here are some questions to
get you started:
— who is the rhetor?
— what is the ethos being adopted by the rhetor, what is the purpose and style of the rhetor?
— what’s your message going to be? What do you want to portray about either your class text or class theme?
— who is the audience(s) and what are some of the expectations of the different audiences–what do they know and expect?
— what type of text will it be? what is the medium you will use for
delivery? what is the genre (or genres) you’ll be working with? what are some of the conventions of the medium and genre(s) that you will be
following (because they are part of the form of the genre or because your
audience will expect them?)
— what is the context? Is it for a current-day audience? is there
anything in our historical time period that would impact your text or how
you construct it? Is it within a specific cultural context? (for example,
within the UCI culture) — what about the culture in which it is set might impact your text or how you construct it?
— Also please describe a model text that you have found to help
you as you construct your own text.