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Abstract - are summaries to give readers the gist of a report or presentation.


Accent - The unique speech patterns, inflections, choice of words; that identify a particular individual according to culture, context, experiences, background.


Annotated Bibliography - Submitting and describing publication/author information; evaluating the cited sources in either a descriptive or evaluative stance. Often adding personal opinions on the topic about findings and experiences while researching and exploring the sources.


Audience - People you are trying to reach within the context of the discourse you present.


Context - The situation that a discourse took place. Consider times, place, and space.


Design - how should what you're presenting should look; visual layout of how you're presenting your information; effects the way it's perceived; content should lead to design


Discourse -Modes, genres, and means of communication,


Discourse Community - A group with a common interest, that moderates, shares ideas, assumptions (how the group sees the world), purpose, weaknesses & strengths, goals, language & vocabulary.


Ethos - Evaluating the credibility of discourse  within a situation; depends on the particular community and context


Intertextuality - Concept of all discourses being part of a single network; one text influencing the others; looking for where the original concept came from; adaptation;


Evaluation -an educated criticism based on a knowledgeable and unbiased assessment.


Genre - type of discourse, each with specific sets of rules and expectations for how to compose or write




Lab Report - a report on experiments done, detailing the procedure, methods, materials used and results of the process


Logos - the most important of the three persuasive appeals, depending upon context and community.  The "what and why" of the photo and/or discourse; organization, the order that you present your argument


Media - what method are you going to use to get the message; print, spoke, electronic; way of communicating; genres in action


Pathos - emotional connection by experience or a work of art, that announces feelings or pity, sympathy, tenderness or sorrow, and brings a person's self esteem down; calls on personal experience


Purpose - depends on what you are writing for. Ex: Inform, discuss, entertain, persuade


Rhetoric -


Rhetorical Situation


Stance - personal attitudes or feelings that a speaker has or writes about the information in a proposition; POV, perspective; personal, how you present in idea; stance can be changed to achieve different feedback and results; adapting yourself to the situation

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