PowerPoint and Homework: Oct. 17th


Here is today’s PowerPoint


  1. Read “Backpacks vs. Briefcases” by Laura Bolin Carroll and write response to the following questions:
    1. Who do you think is the intended audience of the piece? Who is meant to read this text?
    2. What do you think is the purpose of this text? Why do you think the author wrote it?
    3. What are some examples of rhetoric that you see or hear on a daily basis?
    4. Think of one time you created rhetoric. What message were you trying to convey/ share?
    5. What is an example of a rhetorical situation you have found yourself in? Discuss the exigence, audience and constraints.
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    2. Title of source.
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    4. Other contributors,
    5. Version,
    6. Number,
    7. Publisher,
    8. Publication date,
    9. Location.


    1. Author.
    2. Title of source.
    3. Title of container,
    4. Other contributors,
    5. Version,
    6. Number,
    7. Publisher,
    8. Publication date,
    9. Location.


    1. Author.
    2. Title of source.
    3. Title of container,
    4. Other contributors,
    5. Version,
    6. Number,
    7. Publisher,
    8. Publication date,
    9. Location.


    Evaluate EACH of Your Sources!

    Is it a scholarly source? Is it a popular source? Is it a primary source  or a secondary source?

    Questions to Consider: Who is the intended audience (experts or a general audience)? Does the author have credentials? Is the text peer-reviewed? Is there a reference list or Works Cited page? 


    Who is the author? Are they recognized as experts on the topic? Or are they just claiming to be an expert on the topic? How do you know? Do they have a degree or expertise in the area? 

    Who is the publisher? Is the publisher well-known or reputable?


    See if it’s really relevant to your topic. What are the key ideas highlighted? How is information organized? 


    Look at tone, style, vocabulary, information, assumptions, etc. Is the information too dense (scholarly) not dense enough (popular)?


    What is fact or opinion or propaganda in the text?

    What are the main ideas and arguments? Are the claims backed up with sound reasoning and evidence?

    Do you agree with the ideas in the text based on your own knowledge? 

    Where do the hyperlinks in the piece take you? To other reliable sources or to ads or questionable sources? 

    Why did the author/ producer publish this?

    Does the author appear to be selling something?

    Is there an obvious agenda or bias? Sometimes it’s okay for there to be bias in a piece, but it is important to recognize it for what it is. 


    Is the language Objective or Emotional? 

    How is the material presented?

    Is the text well edited and free of errors? 

    Is the formatting well designed and professional looking?


    Can you find other credible sources that confirm the same information? 


    How timely (recent) is the source? If it is not recent, does it matter? Why or why not? 


    Where does this information in the piece come from? Are the sources cited and referenced?


  1. Giselle Tlapechco

    1. I think the intended audience of the piece are for writers because they need to check their sources whenever they do research for their writing.
    2.  The author wrote this text to demonstrate how there are many rhetorical messages. 
    3. In school there are many flyers to join an event or club. 
    4.  An example would be that I was trying to tell my mom that we should get a cat by showing her pictures and videos of cats but she wouldn’t budge. 
    5. Whenever I’m unsure of something I would ask the teacher to explain and I think that would be a rhetorical situation because if the room is quiet and I raise my hand then I am saying what’s on my mind. 
  2. Zeyin Wu

    The intended audience are for writers. Because the writers need to make sure the source is reliable. 

    The purpose is to show the different type of rhetoric.

    I think the ads on videos are the rhetoric I saw every day.

    I tried to use videos to prove to my little brother that drinking too much Coke can affect his health.

    When I discuss things with my family, I use other sources to justify my point.

    Lin, & Gill, J. R. (2009). Subway Train-Related Fatalities in New York City: Accident versus Suicide. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 54(6), 1414–1418. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2009.01165.x

    “Capital Projects Public Hearing Federal Fiscal Year 2022.” MTAhttps://new.mta.info/2022-capital-projects-hearing. 

    Economic Impact of Subway Delays – New York City Comptrollerhttps://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/The_Economic_Cost_of_Subway_Delays.pdf. 

  3. Jiamei Chen

    I think this piece was good. I like this piece because it help you understand what rhetoric is and it shows you how you can do a rhetorical analysis.The purpose of this text is to inform and help people understand what rhetoric is. How to analyze someone’s rhetoric when you need to write a rhetorical analysis.I think the author wrote this text to help people who might have a hard time understanding and being able to write a rhetorical analysis. Some examples of rhetoric that I see and hear on a daily basis are when people are making assumptions of other people and when people try to tell others to buy or do something. 

  4. Kiana Rodnell

    In my opinion the intended audience of the reading is the readers because they need to be able to check their sources whenever they do research for writing.

    The author wrote this text to demonstrate how there are many hidden messages. 

    On a daily basic I see flyers.

    An example would be if I am trying to convince my parents to get me something and I would do a whole presentation to persuade them into getting g it

  5. Anjali Molina

    I think that the indented audience are students or those who are writers.

    The text is intended to be informational and provide tips for writers.

    Everyday and almost everywhere I see an advertisement of some sort.

    I created rhetoric when I had to write argumentative essays in high school.

    Whenever I am in an argument with someone I am put in a rhetorical situation because I have to be persuasive in a way to get my point across. 

  6. Yudenys Cepeda

    I believe the intended audience are students. The purpose of this text is to understand rhetorical method. A prime example could be everyday propaganda or commercials. One example of me trying rhetoric was when I tried convincing my little sister of what high school to choose because of the great benefits It could offer.

  7. Juan Delgado

    I feel like the intended audience was basically anyone and everyone as the author states and gives multiple examples throughout the text as to how rhetoric exists everywhere in life and can take shape in many ways, in turn applying to everyone. The purpose of said text was to introduce and define the concept of rhetoric and its impact. Some examples of rhetoric that I see on a daily basis are from things like politicians who try to promote themselves and or their cause by the use of persuasion and offering to do something. One example of a rhetoric situation I’ve been in is trying to convince my parents to let me go on a trip, the main message being that I believe I should and deserve said ability.

  8. Abdul-baset

    I think the intended Audience students, researchers as well as readers that this text meant to be read by.

    I think the purpose of this text is to understand the concept of rhetorician and the propagandas whether it is revealed as a persuasion or as an Ad.

    some of the most examples of rhetoric that I see or hear in a daily basis is the News as well as social media.

    My experience working in a phone store granted me skills in trading, selling as well as providing the service for them productively and attentively which helped me understand what the needs they need and how to make them buy a certain product and not the other. Dealing with such issues might seem as persuasion but it logically make sense because many costumers ended up depending on what I suggested/recommended them to choose.

  9. Genesis Zavala

    This piece is attended for writers and how to use rhetoric analysis and how to be careful on which piece of evidence is true. some examples of rhetoric I see is billboard ads and tv ads. One time I created a rhetoric ad is I’m not sure one example of a rhetorical situation I have myself in was like a survey or ads on the internet 

  10. Miguel

    1. I think the intended audience of this piece is students and researchers. The people that are looking for information.

       2.   I think the purpose of this piece is to explain rhetorical analysis to people. 


       3. One example of rhetoric that I can see on daily basis is the Ads on Subway, most of my time in the Subway are napping or reading the Ads overhead. 

       4. When I want to eat snacks, I will tell my parents that snacks are not unhealthy and that there are various benefits of eating snacks and convince them to buy them for me.

  11. Diana Caizaguano

    The article’s intended audience was for writers because it emphasized the significance of double-checking sources before using them for research. The text’s goal was to illustrate the various forms of rhetoric and help readers understand what it represented. The advertisements are only a few instances of rhetoric that I encounter on a regular basis. I spent my spare time on tiktok or youtube, where a ton of advertisements, including ones for sales and other things, appear. In my science research, I once used rhetoric. Which form of paper towel is more useful and would be significantly more advantageous for you was the major focus of my research assignment. I created one, demonstrated it, and contrasted it with a number of paper towels in an attempt to back up my argument.

  12. Dillon.D

    1. The intended audience of this piece is students and writers on how to use rhetorical analysis.  
    2. The purpose of this essay was to introduce and define the concept of rhetoric analysis and its impact. 
    3. One example of rhetoric is that I see advertisements on the train and many billboards. 
    4.  When I was younger, I kept on bugging my parents to get a pet saying it would teach me “responsibility.” But they still wouldn’t allow it.  
  13. Jenna

    I think the intended audience is for students or whoever is doing a writing piece. It shows writers to check their sources to make sure its valid.

    I think the authors purpose was to introduce rhetorical analysis.

    The ads I see on social media and flyers I see outside.

    An example of a rhetorical situation would be when I told my mom to get me a dog because it would keep me company, but she says it’s a lot of work.

  14. Chandi Craigwell

    The intended audience of this piece are students, and researchers are meant to read this text. The purpose of this text is to help readers understand the different types of rhetoric and how it’s used. Some examples of rhetoric i see on a daily basis are ads on the subway. I work in retail so we are constantly helping customers figure out what items they’re looking for and in that process we may end up recommending another item they should buy based on what they were looking for. 

  15. Muhammad Khalid

    The indented audience are the students who wish to become or currently are writers.

    The purpose of this piece is to express rhetorical analysis to the readers.

    An example of rhetoric that I see on a daily basis would be advertisements on trains.

    I was explaining to my mom the benefits of exercise and I used fitness transformations to show her how a person can change over time from exercise.

    I would use common knowledge and logics to prove my point.

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