This week we focus on writing for career-, profession-, and discipline-specific situations.
As we launch into our discussion, reflect on the following:
What is your degree program, college path, or career aspiration in general?
(My degree program is MHA, with an end goal of becoming a hospital CEO)
How do professionals in this community talk to each other?
Search for an article related to your future career by:
Accessing the University Library and searching by subject
Using another tool of your choice
For assistance with this process, please view “How to Choose Sources For Your Paper” from the Wk 1 University Library resources.
As you review the article you select, consider not only what is written, but how it is written. Make observations about the writing style and prepare to share
those details with the class.
Discuss the elements of the rhetorical situation by responding to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Which article did you select?
What was the author’s purpose for writing the article?
Who was the author’s target audience?
How might you describe the writer’s general tone of voice?
How does this author establish their credibility in this field?
Is this a credible source? How can you tell?
What other details about how the article was written stood out to you as important?
Include a reference list at the end of your post that credits the piece you read.
Use a citation generator, such as the Reference & Citation Generator in the Center for Writing Excellence, to cite the article in your response.
Format your in-text citations (e.g., Adams, 2016, p. 23) and reference list (i.e., list of resources at the end of the document) using APA format.
Consult the References page on the APA Style website for assistance.