Identify the following components, exigency(aka motive), audience, rhetors, andconstraintswithin the following article, by Mark Bittman.
Please examine two pieces of writing. First, examine an email you have sent to a boss, professor or somebody else In a professional setting. Then, please look at a message (email, Facebook message, text, etc) that was sent in a more personal context. Compare the high-context VS. low-context nature of these messages. Is one more high context than the other? Do the circumstances that the messages were written under have any bearing on how you wrote the message?(about one paragraph)B. What do you feel influences these preferences? How much influence—if any at all—does your home culture have on your writing/reading within these contexts? When considering this question, you may consider your home culture but you don’t necessarily need to do so. Perhaps there are other influences that influence the way you write.(about one paragraph)
For example, perhaps your culture is high context and this manifests blatantly in your preferences. Conversely, perhaps your home culture is Swedish (a country that’s immensely low context) but you still have a personal preference for higher context writing.
12. Consider our discussion on the elements of an argument.
Please identify the following components, exigency(aka motive), audience, rhetors, andconstraintswithin the following article, by Mark Bittman.
A few notes:
Remember that despite the negative connotation, constraints can be good or bad for an argument. For instance, if you’re thirsty it will be easier for someone to make the argument that you should buy a bottle of water. In this case, your thirst is a constraint that will help me make my point. However, if I’m trying to ask for a raise but the company is in poor financial condition, the company’s sub-par finances will be a constraint that harms my ability to make my argument (I deserve a raise).
Contextual info (If it’s useful)MarkBittman, a well-respected food author, wrote this short article for the New York Times about four years ago.