Genre
Research
Resources
The Rhetorical Situation
The Writing Process
100

What is a genre?

The proper term that refers to a type or form of writing

Any communication (written, oral, or visual) that is used to convey a message

A common way of responding to a situation

Much more than basic categories

Complex social practices people engage in and transform

100

Define plagiarism and explain whether it is an intentional or unintentional act.

Literary theft

The uncredited use (both intentional and unintentional) of somebody else's words or ideas

100

Where on campus can a student visit for assistance with their writing? 

The Writing Center

A Peer Tutor 

Mrs. York's Office

100

Identify the four elements of the rhetorical situation that we've discussed in class.

Writer

Audience

Text

Medium

100

Identify 5 transition words

also, in fact, actually, as a result, accordingly ...

200

What are three examples of genres?

Book

Blog

Tweet

Text message

Academic article

200

What is the CRAAP Test an acronym for?

Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose 

200

What is the name of the journal published by the LLCC Press / English and Humanities Department?

Lincoln Land Review

200

What is rhetoric?

Using language effectively to persuade, inform, educate, or entertain. It is your ability to make change in the world! 

An art that helps writers make effective choices when composing a text by considering the rhetorical situation.

200

Identify and explain 2 ways to conclude a text.

A call to action

A final pitch for your ideas

End with a warning

Point to broader implications

Evoke a vivid image or provocative thought

300

When should a writer complete a genre analysis?

Before a writer begins composing in the genre

300

What is a writing researcher?

Someone who thinks critically and practically about the genre and rhetorical situation to compose an effective text.

A problem solver.

300

Name one of the Library's databases. 

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost)

Issues and Controversies 

JSTOR

LexisNexis

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

300

What is the medium? 

The element of the rhetorical situation that we consider when making choices about how to distribute a text

Print, Digital, Oral 

300

Explain 3 invention strategies

Freewriting - writing non-stop for 5-10 minutes

Looping - writing for 5-10 minutes, stopping and reviewing one's work to find a theme and then beginning another freewrite session 

Brainstorming - listing ideas about a topic

Clustering - visually generating ideas by beginning with a single word and drawing connections to other words off of this initial idea

Asking the Journalist's Questions - who, what, when, where, why and how 

400

What are three habits of a creative mind?

Curiosity

Attentiveness

Openness

Flexibility

Reflectiveness

Persistence

400

What is a "hanging indent?"

When an author indents the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches on a Works Cited page

400

What is the name of the website we have consulted for help with our research during class? 

Hint - this is not a LLCC resource

Purdue OWL

Purdue's Online Writing Lab

400

Identify and explain Aristotle's three appeals.

Logos - the appeal to reason

Pathos - the appeal to emotion, values, and beliefs 

Ethos - the appeal to the credibility of the writer

400

Identify two factors of writing an effective paragraph.

Unified (one main idea)

Topic and concluding sentences

Clear beginning, middle and end 

500

What is genre analysis?

The process of analyzing the rhetorical situation and conventions (or features) of a genre 

To analyze and identify expectations of good writing in a particular situation

500

Explain the differences between quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing.

Quote: Borrow language exactly as it appears in the original source

Paraphrase: Explain an idea or concept from a source using your own words and sentences

Summarize: Restate a source’s central argument and main ideas concisely in your own words

500

Where is Mrs. York's office located?

Menard 2263

500

What is Kairos?

A writer's ability to respond to a rhetorical situation in a timely or appropriate manner. 

500

What 4 things should a thesis statement be?

Debatable, narrow, research worthy and engaging

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