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Informative Genres

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Brandi Bradley

on 28 August 2017

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Informative Genres
Informative Writing
News
reference
instruction manuals
pamphelets
What Rhetorical Appeals work
best with Informative Genres?
ETHOS
Rhetorical Appeals: Logos
Use of logic: Must establish the writer knows how to do something, or can connect one idea to the next idea.
The writer presents the information in a logical manner.
Genre Conventions
What are they for informative genres?
Style/Design
Why is style and design important for informative genres?
flyers
recipes
patterns
authority
Must establish the writer is the expert
HOW???
Use declarative statements of facts
Quote and reference reliable sources. By doing this, you establish where your information originates and answers the question,
"What do you know?"
https://heroes4kids.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/cookie-monster-cupcakes-recipe/
Rhetorical Appeals: Pathos
Establish Pathos: Bring the reader in by implying a common lifestyle.
Many times begins with the words, "Like most people..."
How can this appeal backfire?
http://www.cancer.org
Medium and Mode:
What difference does that make?
Mode: Audio, Visual or text based
Listened to an instruction manual?
Tried to follow a text based recipe?
Medium: Print, Digital or face-to-face
How do you want your information distributed?
Accuracy
Clarity
ETHOS
Examine these three articles on How to Build a PC
http://lifehacker.com/5828747/how-to-build-a-computer-from-scratch-the-complete-guide
http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Computer
http://august-tower.hubpages.com/hub/computerbuildingsimplified
Know your sources:
Appropriate Source/Inappropriate Source
Appropriate
Sources:
Respectable News Outlets
Magazines
Peer Reviewed Articles
Medical Journals
Inappropriate
Sources:
Random blogs
Uncited information
Unauthorized material
Corporate Sponsored information
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