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Transcript of Informative Genres
What Rhetorical Appeals work
best with Informative Genres?
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.
What are they for informative genres?
Why is style and design important for informative genres?
Must establish the writer is the expert
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?"
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?
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?
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Know your sources:
Appropriate Source/Inappropriate Source
Respectable News Outlets
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