The mentor texts that I looked at regarding my topic all had very similar structure. They aren’t long, but they present lots of facts from multiple sources and use language that is relevant with the target audience, that being teenagers and young adults. The information from the sources is presented using graphs and similar models. The sources used tend to be from journalists that primarily report on politics, and the information is gathered by these journalists in the form of surveys, where they would record a participant’s social media usage as well as their political knowledge. This data would be input into graphs and data tables to show the correspondence between the survey participants’ social media usage and how politically aware they were.
ENG 1101 is about you getting more comfortable with your own process. You’ll look at tools and ideas about how language is used to communicate and persuade and even exclude. And you’ll be introduced to concepts like transfer, genre, and metacognition.
I’m Jackie Blain, and you can find me on our Slack workspace or via email DBlain@citytech.cuny.edu.