While you have engaged with this
issue for the last two projects and conducted research that increases
your knowledge about this issue, this project asks that you keep a
particular audience in mind as you revisit your research findings,
explore new research, and think about how to successfully approach the
planning and writing of your multimodal argument. Not only do you need
to convince this audience that your argument has merit, but you want
them to demonstrate that they are sufficiently invested so as to agree
with your call to action. The challenging component is that this
audience is not interested in your issue. They are a non-engaged
stakeholder, defined as a person (or group of people) who is uninvolved,
unconcerned, or not invested in an issue or in taking action on that
issue. But you, as someone who is invested in the topic, are willing to
invest your time and effort in convincing this audience that your
argument and call to action have merit. This Part 1 assignment is meant
to help guide your efforts and make good use of your time.
Skills & Strategies
This Part 1 assignment will help you to
- build on previous skills and strategies learned in Projects 1 & 2
- identify a
non-engaged stakeholder who is uninvolved, unconcerned, uninterested,
or not invested in the issue you have been researching or in taking
action on that issue
effective strategies that advance your information literacy, critical
thinking, reading, planning, drafting, and organizational skills
- make connections, gain perspective, and acquire new knowledge
Begin by selecting a non-engaged
stakeholder who is uninvolved, unconcerned, uninterested, or not
invested in the issue you have been researching or in taking action on
that issue. In constructing your multimodal argument with this
non-engaged stakeholder as your audience, start thinking about how you
will educate, engage, and empower this non-engaged stakeholder to agree
with your call to action. You will draw on the credible sources of the
research you conducted in the past two projects. Respond to the
following guiding questions with this research handy and in mind. Note:
these questions map onto your course rubric to guide your essay
Please copy and paste the questions
below or download them into a Word document and answer each question
fully. To answer each question fully, you will need to provide at least
three complete sentences per question and have answered the entirety of
the question(s). Upload your list of answers as a worksheet to MyReviewers by the due date.
- Why is the
issue that you have been researching important and timely? What kind of
problem does this issue create? Name the issue, and drawing from your
previous research, provide some context as to its background, and
briefly note what you already know about this issue.
persons or organizations would be (or are currently) interested in this
issue? Why? Who would not be interested in this issue. Why not?
- What do
you know about the non-engaged stakeholder(s)? If you have a tangible
person or group of people in mind, provide information and describe
their non-engagement as best as you can. If you have a more generic
sense of a non-engaged stakeholder, how would you define what
characterizes this person or group of people who will be the audience
that you persuade?
- What kinds of questions do you anticipate your audience asking?
multimodal argument has a combination of intended purposes: to educate,
engage, and empower. What kind of information do you need to provide to
educate the non-engaged stakeholder? Give at least 3 examples. Why do
you need this information?
to an audience’s sense of reason and logic with facts, examples,
statistics, models is an effective way to educate your audience, but
what do you think is the most convincing evidence you could provide that
might persuade the non-engaged stakeholder that your argument has
merit? Name at least 3 points.
- What do
you see as possible points of resistance in convincing your audience of
the value in engaging in your issue? How will you overcome and refute
this resistance without offending your audience?
- What frame
of mind do you want to put your audience in to appeal to their sense of
emotion? How might you create an emotional response to your plea to
have your audience take on your cause?
- Why should
your audience believe in you? What ethos do you bring to the argument?
How might you build on the credibility, reputation, or trustworthiness
of others who make similar arguments? Think about how your audience
could identify with your appeals to ethos. Draw from your research for
- What kind
of action do you think would advance your cause or present a reasonable
solution to the problem your issue creates? What are the steps to taking
this action? How will you incentivize your audience to agree with this
action? What obstacles still stand in your way, and what can you do to
- What tone
do you think would be most effective in convincing your non-engaged
stakeholder to come around to your way of thinking? Why do you think
this tone will be effective, and how will you create this tone?
project 3 assignment requires 3 new sources you have not previously
used, based on your preliminary responses to these questions, in what
direction should your expanded research take you? Specifically, in what
areas do you need more evidence to deliver an effective multimodal
These questions should be used to
successfully compose your Project 3 Intermediate and Final Drafts of
your Multimodal Argument. Please consider helping your future self by
thoroughly responding to these questions to generate substantial content
to take into the future construction of the Project 3 components.
My topic is Global Warming
Read all the instruction carefully.
Project 1 and Project 2 are attached, read them to know my stakeholders.
Use scholarly sources