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ERH101: Writing and Rhetoric I: MAJ Hodde

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Assignment Details:

Over the past few weeks we’ve been reading and examining how Discourse Communities (DCs) work with different rhetorical situations. For this essay, you will choose a Discourse Community related to a field of work or profession of interest, and identify an issue of concern to their audiences, stakeholders.



Essay 3Work Discourse Community
Length: 1500 words, 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman, paginated
Citation Style: MLA 
Due: Draft 2 due before Thanksgiving Furlough; Final Draft due Nov 29
Sources must be at least 4 of the following:
  • Scholarly Journal Article - published within the past 5 years - that studied communication practices/responses to issues in your discourse community
  • Organizational Publication or Professional Association Website affiliated with your discourse community
  • News piece from a publication/newsfeed with public reach (i.e. regional paper, Wall Street JournalForbesThe Atlantic, Reddit)
  • Additional Public Source with Visual or Audio Elements (podcast, Ted Talk, documentary, advertisement, brochure, institutional or convention website)


Use the databases below to get you started with your research.

Use the databases below to find news stories and magazine articles:

Use the databases below to find scholarly articles & trade publications on your topic:

Use the databases below to find visual discourse sources: