In WAW, read two essays: (i) Doug Downs’ essay “Rhetoric: Making Sense of Human Interaction and Meaning-Making” (369-396) and (ii) Keith Grant-Davie, “Rhetorical Situations and their Constituents” (396 – 415). Then post SIX (6) questions on this post that you need answered about these essays before… well, before you can make full sense of these essays and see their relevance to our study.
Please be sure to ask the right questions. That is, ask a question that will drive you closer to knowing more about the arguments of each. And if you can, attach your question to a portion of the essay and cite it. (Academic writing is frequently about writing about other people’s writing. It is about acknowledging that other writing, too.) Think big picture, too. Think about what might this essay add to your study of writing and writing practices. Ask those questions.
If you write the right questions, you will earn 20 points for this homework. Note that you cannot repeat a previous commenter’s question. Make your own query. Follow your own path.
If the road is somehow impassable, wade in the water.