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So far, your work, while focusing on observing and describing, has mixed description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. S&P in chapter 3 start to distingusih between those four different ways of looking at the object, and it asks you to start isolating these four ways of viewing as you work - starting with neutral description and moving to analysis, which brings in a set of terms to look with. Chapters 4 - 7 will address these practices in more detail, but this next exercise asks you to isolate one kind of viewing - description - and then draw on some rhetorical concepts (from chapter 9) to catalogue what you see. It demands close observation, awareness of what you’re doing, a focus on the thing you’re looking at rather than your impression of it, and withholding evaluation.
This work demands close observation, awareness of what you’re doing, a focus on the thing you’re looking at rather than your impression of it, and withholding evaluation.
It's a trial run in describing, characterizing, and cataloguing the elements in a rhetorical message, in a set of notes. So take your time, and get in close. This won't yield to a superficial treatment, and there is no answer key out there to draw on.
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So far, your work, while focusing on observing and describing, has mixed description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. S&P in chapter 3 start to distingusih between those four different ways of looking at the object, and it asks you to start isloationg these four ways of viewing as you work - starting with neutral description and moving to analysis, which brings in a set of terms to look with. Chapters 4 - 7 will address these practices in more detail, but this next exercise asks you to isolate one kind of viewing - description - and then draw on some rhetorical concepts (from chapter 9) to catalogue what you see. It demands close observation, awareness of what you’re doing, a focus on the thing you’re looking at rather than your impression of it, and withholding evaluation. Piece of cake, right?
It demands close observation, awareness of what you’re doing, a focus on the thing you’re looking at rather than your impression of it, and withholding evaluation. Piece of cake, right?
This is trial run in describing, characterizing, and cataloguing the elements in a rhetorical message, in a set of notes.
Take your time, and get in close. This won't yield to a superficial treatment, and there is no answer key out there to draw on.


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We'll compare what we found and debrief on Tuesday, 9 Sept.


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- Swallowing observation in interpretation or evaluation. "The page is marred by an ugly logo." Description is neutral. Describe the page, the logo, the placement.
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- Swallowing observation in interpretation or evaluation. "The page is marred by an ugly logo." Description is neutral. Describe the page, logo, placement.


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Throughout this material, I am using technical terms, drawn from S&P.


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Description is done neutral language. It is detailed, not a fast and superficial glance. It describes the thing rather than the viewer's perspective of the thing (stands outside the rhetorical interaction). If you get a good description down, analysis is easier and more insightful. So pay special attention to the examples and comment on those examples that S&P present in two columns throughout Chap 3.
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Description is done neutral language. It is detailed, not a fast and superficial glance. It describes the thing rather than the viewer's perspective of the thing (stands outside the rhetorical interaction). If you get a good description down, analysis is easier. So pay special attention to the examples and comment on those examples that S&P present in two columns in Chap 3.


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- Describing the viewer's action rather than the object. "The viewer's eye is drawn to the red logo." This is not a description of the page from outside the rhetorical exchange but a description of a possible reaction by a viewer. "There is a bright red logo in the corner. This is the only spot of red on a page with a black background and white text." That is a description. On analysis, you would consider how that design works to control attention.
- Swallowing observation in analysis. "The cool colors of blue and greens and browns are designed to put readers at rest." "cool colors of blue and greens and browns" is description characterizing the page. But the rest of the statement is analysis as it draws on a psychology of color - a theory. It also stands inside the rhetorical interaction by placing intent with a designer and the effect in a viewer. Describe first. "Cool colors of blue and greens and browns dominate the page." Analyze next.
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- Description of viewer rather than object. "The viewer's eye is drawn to the red logo." This is not a description of the page from outside the rhetorical exchange but a description of a possible reaction by a viewer. "There is a bright red logo in the corner. This is the only spot of red on a page with a black background and white text." That is a description. On analysis, we would look how that design works to control attention.
- Swallowing observation in analysis. "The cool colors of blue and greens and browns are designed to put readers at rest." "cool colors of blue and greens and browns" is description characterizing the page. But the rest of the statement is analysis as it draws on a psychology of color - a theory. It also stands inside the rhetorical interaction by placing intent with a designer and the effect in a viewer. Describe first. "Cool colors of blue and greens and browns dominate the page."


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Description is done neutral language. It is detailed, not a fast and superficial glance. It describes the thing rather than the viewer's perspective of the thing (stands outside the rhetorical interaction). If you get a good description down, analysis is easier. So pay special attention to the examples and comment on those examples that S&P present in two columns in Chap 3.
=== Tips on Describing: Some common mis-steps ===
- Description of viewer rather than object. "The viewer's eye is drawn to the red logo." This is not a description of the page from outside the rhetorical exchange but a description of a possible reaction by a viewer. "There is a bright red logo in the corner. This is the only spot of red on a page with a black background and white text." That is a description. On analysis, we would look how that design works to control attention.
- Swallowing observation in interpretation or evaluation. "The page is marred by an ugly logo." Description is neutral. Describe the page, logo, placement.
- Swallowing observation in analysis. "The cool colors of blue and greens and browns are designed to put readers at rest." "cool colors of blue and greens and browns" is description characterizing the page. But the rest of the statement is analysis as it draws on a psychology of color - a theory. It also stands inside the rhetorical interaction by placing intent with a designer and the effect in a viewer. Describe first. "Cool colors of blue and greens and browns dominate the page."


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So far, your work, while focusing on observing and describing, has mixed description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. S&P in chapter 3 start to distingusih between those four different ways of looking at the object, and it asks you to start isloationg these four ways of viewing as you work - starting with neutral description and moving to analysis, which brings in a set of terms to look with. Chapters 4 - 7 will address these practices in more detail, but this next exercise asks you to isolate one kind of viewing - description - and then draw on some rhetorical concepts (from chapter 9) to catalogue what you see. It demands close observation, awareness of what you’re doing, a focus on the thing you’re looking at rather than your impression of it, and withholding evaluation. Piece of cake, right?
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So far, your work, while focusing on observing and describing, has mixed description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. S&P in chapter 3 start to distingusih between those four different ways of looking at the object, and it asks you to start isloationg these four ways of viewing as you work - starting with neutral description and moving to analysis, which brings in a set of terms to look with. Chapters 4 - 7 will address these practices in more detail, but this next exercise asks you to isolate one kind of viewing - description - and then draw on some rhetorical concepts (from chapter 9) to catalogue what you see. It demands close observation, awareness of what you’re doing, a focus on the thing you’re looking at rather than your impression of it, and withholding evaluation. Piece of cake, right?


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So far, your work, while focusing on observing and describing, has mixed description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. S&P in chapter 3 start to distingusih between those four different ways of looking at the object, and it asks you to start isloationg these four ways of viewing as you work - starting with neutral description and moving to analysis, which brings in a set of terms to look with. Chapters 4 - 7 will address these practices in more detail, but this next exercise asks you to isolate one kind of viewing - description - and then draw on some rhetorical concepts (from chapter 9) to catalogue what you see. It demands close observation, awareness of what you’re doing, a focus on the thing you’re looking at rather than your impression of it, and withholding evaluation. Piece of cake, right?
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- So far, your work, while focusing on observing and describing, has mixed description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. S&P in chapter 3 start to distingusih between those four different ways of looking at the object, and it asks you to start isloationg these four ways of viewing as you work - starting with neutral description and moving to analysis, which brings in a set of terms to look with. Chapters 4 - 7 will address these practices in more detail, but this next exercise asks you to isolate one kind of viewing - description - and then draw on some rhetorical concepts (from chapter 9) to catalogue what you see. It demands close observation, awareness of what you’re doing, a focus on the thing you’re looking at rather than your impression of it, and withholding evaluation. Piece of cake, right?


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- So far, your work, while focusing on observing and describing, has mixed description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. S&P in chapter 3 start to distingusih between those four different ways of looking at the object, and it asks you to start isloationg these four ways of viewing as you work - starting with neutral description and moving to analysis, which brings in a set of terms to look with. Chapters 4 - 7 will address these practices in more detail, but this next exercise asks you to isolate one kind of viewing - description - and then draw on some rhetorical concepts (from chapter 9) to catalogue what you see. It demands close observation, awareness of what you’re doing, a focus on the thing you’re looking at rather than your impression of it, and withholding evaluation. Piece of cake, right?
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So far, your work, while focusing on observing and describing, has mixed descriptopin, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. S&P chaptter 3 starts to distingusih between those four different ways of looking at the object: describing, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. And it asks you to start isloationg these four ways of viewing as you work - starting with neutral description, moving to anaysis, which brings in a set of terms to look with. Chapters 4 - 7 will address these practices in more detail, but this next exercise asks you to isolate one kind of viewing - description - and then draw on some rhetorical conce[ts (from chapter 9) to catalogue what you see.


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So far, your work, while focusing on observing and describing, has mixed descriptopin, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. S&P chaptter 3 starts to distingusih between those four different ways of looking at the object: describing, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. And it asks you to start isloationg these four ways of viewing as you work - starting with neutral description, moving to anaysis, which brings in a set of terms to look with. Chapters 4 - 7 will address these practices in more detail, but this next exercise asks you to isolate one kind of viewing - description - and then draw on some rhetorical conce[ts (from chapter 9) to catalogue what you see.

It demands close observation, awareness of what you’re doing, a focus on the thing you’re looking at rather than your impression of it, and withholding evaluation. Piece of cake, right?


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===== First Pass at Critical Method Exercise =====
2. Then read S&P, Chap 9. This is the search model you're using for this exercise, so you need the context and the terminology to proceed. The terms are vital: This exercise demands that you use rhetorical concepts as they are presented in S&P an in class. It might be awkward at first but see it through.
1. Critical works starts with a text that deserves some critical attention. Use this:
MSU Mankato Tech Comm landing page. The images on this page cycle, which you'll need to address. The url is http://english.mnsu.edu/techcomm/
In your work on this exercise, use only this page - no need to follow links - but use the entire page, not just the text in the center of the page. There are different kinds of text working here, plus images, and there are various methods of organization, a variety of appeals and perhaps even genres. The text itself is short but vital to describe and work with - so don't shortchange that.
2. Describe and characterize the page and the context: the situation in which it's operating. Refer to lS&P chap 3. Use headings to keep your notes organized.
""==== Description of page ====""
Use paragraphs or bullet points or a mixture of both for your notes.
3. Now, systematically, study and review and look at the page. List the rhetorical elements you see operating and provide evidence. Sets of bullet lists are a good idea here, organized under the appropriate headings that make use of rhetorical concepts. Like this:
These are also called the appeals: credibility, emotion, and reason. See S&P chap 9.
You can, of course, copy and paste the notes framework I've suggested here into your own page.
Stay with it for a few hours, or return to it periodically over the weekend. Really, this takes time.
We'll compare what we found and debrief on Tuesday, 9 Sept.
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ass at Critical Method Exercise =====
2. Then read S&P, Chap 9. This is the search model you're using for this exercise, so you need the context and the terminology to proceed. The terms are vital: this exercise demands that you use rhetorical concepts as they are presented in S&P an in class. It might be awkward at first but see it through.
1. Use a text that deserves some critical attention. Use this:
MSU Mankato Tech Comm landing page. The images on this page cycle, which you'll need to address. The url is http://english.mnsu.edu/techcomm/
In your work on this exercise, use only this page - no need to follow links - but use the entire page. There are different kinds of text working here, plus images, various methods of organization, a variety of appeals and perhaps even genres. Then there is the text itself, which is short but vital to describe and work with.
2. Describe and characterize the text and the context: the situation in which it's operating. Use headings to keep your notes organized.
""==== Description of text ====""
Use paragraphs or bullet points or a mixture of both.
3. Systematically, study and review and look at the page. List the rhetorical elements you see operating and provide evidence. Sets of bullet lists are a good idea here, organized under the appropriate headings that make use of rhetorical concepts. Like this:
These are also called the appeals: credibility, emotion, and reason.
You can, of course, copy and paste into your own page what I've given you here as a framework.


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""==== Description of text ====""
""==== Description of context ====""
A text tends to enact a genre of deliberative, forensic, or epideictic prose (and images, I'd guess). Get startled by deciding which genres this page enacts, and provide evidence from the page. There may be different genres at work on the page.
""==== Style ====""
""==== Arrangement ====""
""==== Delivery ====""
""==== Memory ====""
""==== Invention ====""
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==== Description of text ====
==== Description of context ====
A text tends to enact a genre of deliberative, forensic, or epideictic. Get startled by deciding which genres this page enacts, and provide evidence from the page.
==== Style ====
==== Arrangement ====
==== Delivery ====
==== Memory ====
==== Invention ====


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