Blog One:

This is a simple blog layout, centered alignment format with gray text on a white background and highlighted text in orange which are links to other pages or to that topic. The top of the website has a navigational bar with four linked buttons. They are Home, About, Follow Diane’s Posts and Blog Topics. Below that is Diane Ravitch’s blog in big bold grey font with the tagline under it saying “A site to discuss better education for all.” After that is a list blog post with the most recent blog post on the top of the list. Once the blog post is done underneath each one is a categories bar that list all the categories that the blog falls under. Clicking on one of them will bring you to other blogs fitting that same category. At the bottom of the page is a search bar, a list of top post and a list of previous post for a specific month and year as well as the number of posts made in that month. There is also ways to follow the blog through a email and also has a number counter for how many followers or hits they have which the curtain number is 14,857,879.

The post are very frequent. They have multiple posts per day, the pattern seems to be only 9 posts per day nothing more or nothing less then nine. [Well exemplified here, and next point.]

The posts tends to vary in size from 3 paragraphs to 6 paragraphs being the common size of each post but some post are longer to even 9 0r 12 paragraphs long.

The topics are all involved with education [good here]. whither its for teaching kids how to read or how the SAT test scores should be reformed, all of the blog posts are talking about how to make education better for students young or old. which makes sense since the beginning of the home page tagline is “A site to discuss better education for all.” [use a more comprehensive list here to get a fuller sense of the range.]

There are no images on this blog website. its is purely text only.
There are presence of links everywhere on this blog website. Almost every post has a link directing to another page, a post or comment from another site and there always a link underneath each post giving categories of what the post falls under and will bring you to more just like it if clicked on it.
If you click on a blog post it will bring you too the main post and under the post is a comment section to the post you are reading. So the presence of a response is there but only if you click on a single post. when looking at the main home page it will only list the full post but no comment section unless you click on the post.

The style I see popping up in multiple post, is that its from someone point of view of an argument or question and they tend to either answer that question in there argument or raise the question why should it be that way. I think its called a hypophora but most post tend to raise a question and then the author of the post answers it.

Rhetorical Context

[We clarified implied rhetor and audience in class on Thursday. Have another look at these.] The implied rhetor seems to be teachers or college professors asking or saying what they believe would make education better for students and staff.

The implied audience seems to be the teachers and college professors too but it also implies that the students are effected in alot of these post, so some could be even written by students too and not all teachers. So the audience is pretty much the school or college communities.

The relationship between the two seems to be pretty close for it seems like both students and professors talk about curtain topics being better education and fairness to both student and staff. [Well seen as a start. Use the concept to take another look]

The blog post tend to always address some kind of fairness or better solution to teaching and learning and addresses how some things should be taught. The blog is always about to better education but some post never once addressed why it would be better, they just say that it would be better for its based on their own point of view. Some post are backed up with statistics but most tend to speak their own minds then explain why the problem is happening and why there solution is better.
The social values the post tends to work with is better education for all. For we all know that education in our society is an important thing to have because in order for your kids or you to grow up is to have a good education in order to have a good life.
The post tends to always set up that expectations of a solution for better education. The main page says it in its tagline so even the post titles will bring up for example they will have one saying "This is how children should learn to read" or "Fairtest: SAT Scores Flat: Test-Based Reform is a flop." most of the post tend to set up a problem or a bad situation in the school and try to answer that question.

Blog Two:

This blog is following a class of 6 year old students from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. Showing you a class blog list for every student on the left side of the main page underneath a class photo which is the main header for the blog titled “Ms. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog” with the tagline “ A class of six year olds inviting the world into their classroom. The main page is a list of recent blogs with a photo or video attached to each one saying and showing what the class did today. If you click on one of the students names listed in the class blogs you be directed to the students blog page which is very basic, mostly showing a drawing they did or what there favorite food is and a little about themselves mostly they blogs are stuff they did in class that day. Its clear that these are 6 year old children writing it because many words are spelled wrong and sound very childish. Clicking on Ms. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog is also the home page to the blog website but Ms. Cassidy’s blog are post talking and showing the whole group of students learning what they did that day. The blog also has a list of other classes they learned with along with a list of places they learned from. There is also so a blog list for parents and other teachers followed below that is the archives of all the blog posts from past years. The post are some what frequent there is one posted almost every school day but some post tend to be a 3 to 4 day gap of nothing being posted on the blog. The post tend to be only a paragraph long with a couple of pictures attached to it. The topics tend to be on what the class learned that day and the teacher talks about what they did and shows photos of how it went. The images used on these post are images of the students. Mostly shows the students together learning something new in the class. The presence of links are highlighted in red brings you to other pages of the blog or other websites that the class learned from. There are presence of response in some of the posts. Mostly these responses are from parents or other teachers commenting on the classes behavior and learning but always seems to be positive feed back.

The Stylistic devices is a point of view from both the teacher and the students showing what they learned through the post.

Rhetorical Context

The implied rhetor is the teacher of this class and its students. The implied audience tends to be the parents of the students or other teachers from the area. The relationship between the two is the teachers, students, and the parents of the students. All of them are learning together and showing what the students have learned to the parents and giving other teachers ideas of how to teach there students too.

The post tend to address what the class is learning and how well they are doing. The post tend not to address any issues or trouble of the class learning a new thing. Its always focused on how well the students are learning and not what they are failing at. Mostly family values and educational values tend to be what the post work with showing what they learned or what they made in pictures too. The post tends to always set up a goal of what the students are learning that day and how far they have come to understand it. Most of the students blogs however are mostly like a online diary more then a typical blog.
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