The First Step: Create a Common Assignment
Since the students were going to contribute a piece of writing to the web, we wanted
them to investigate the rhetorical purposes and moves behind online documents.
So, we created an assignment, that supported by class readings and discussion,
asked them to analyze one of eight websites, to identify the intended audience,
identify appeals (ethos, pathos, logos) in use, and to discuss the potential
success or failure of the site to reach the intended audience.
- Below are links to some of the websites students could analyze.
- Below is the actual prompt with assignment particulars.