For this upcoming assignment, you need to start with a summary of someone’s account (which you find on your own, and does not need to be either complicated or scholarly) of what makes some act(s) of communication, under particular circumstances, valuable and/or powerful.
Range of recommended texts (or accounts) for this first assignment:
A response to or analysis of President Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30.
The work itself :
Step by step, your analysis should unpack and explain, as a plausible theory, what you suggest is either implied in or endorsed by that account. In other words, you will explain how an implied theory helps to highlight factors that may contribute to rhetorical achievement? The diagram you use for your presentation should depict at least the following: rhetor(s), audience(s), goal(s) (or the telos) of the communication, as well as elements of substance and/or form that mattered most. Your work will be complete when you provide, in writing (and, if called upon, in speech), an explanation of what you find most intellectually helpful in that theory and why.