Reading Response #2

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For this reading response, please read Chapter 2 "Communication in a Reader-Focused Way" from Technical Communication Today, browse the Scholarly Definitions of Rhetoric, and listen to Mere Rhetoric: "What is Rhetoric" podcast (the latter two are posted as links in Module 2).

When writing your reading response, address the following questions: (1) What are your five biggest overall takeaways from these pieces? Explain. (2) Why do you think there are so many (different) definitions of rhetoric? (3) Which definition(s) of rhetoric resonate with you the most? Explain. (4) There are five guidelines, which begin on page 19, that help to develop a reader profile. In what ways do these guidelines help you think about audience (reader-users) differently? (5) Lastly, in what ways does rhetoric help to inform writing in the workplace?

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School: Carnegie Mellon University


Running Head: RHETORIC


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Through a study of Chapter 2 “Communication in a reader-Focused Way” from
Technical Communication Today, one can be able to deduce some critical information. It is clear
on the importance of understanding the information that a writer needs to put down. This
includes the purpose of the message and the people targeting by the said communique. It is also
vital to ensure that the writing is very elaborate following the relevant guidelines and the laid
down communication structures. With this, one can ...

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