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?
The reading response blog is due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 (extended time due to Labor Day holiday).