Blog Post #29

The terms rhetorical situation, composing and discourse community vary from the academic paper to the multimodal assignment. In the multimodal assignment we will be using different methods to reach the viewers, while creating the academic paper we only use text in the multimodal assignment we will be using images, sounds or a strong call for action.

Composing will be also different in this assignment since we won’t be writing that much, our projects can have text but it won’t be as much as in the academic paper. The discourse community will also vary a little bit since it will be online not everybody will have access to it but everybody that has a computer will be able to access the information.

The target audience for my multimodal text is everybody that has an interested in the topic that I will be discussing, it may require to have previous knowledge in the topic and may be some scientific knowledge but almost everybody will be able to understand. My target audience will exclude those that don’t have a computer and can`t reach the information. To reach my audience I will be using pictures and text, the material that I use will reach the audience feelings and logic so they will support my solution to the problem.

To move the information I will use the social media mostly, since it will be easy to make my friends or followers to share my url to their friends and followers. This will create a circulation of my text reaching more people.

I will employ exigence showing how bad the problem can get if what the scientist are predicting became true.

http://www.livescience.com/51155-globally-plants-will-not-benefit-as-climate-warms.html

I will use the information in this article to give my viewers more information of what environments are suffering the most due to Climate Change. Since all the information will be online could be update when new information is arise so the text present in the multimodal assignment won’t be obsolete.

Blog Post #28

Exigence:  In rhetoric, an issue, problem, or situation that causes or prompts someone to write or speak.(http://grammar.about.com/od/e/g/exigenceterm.htm)

Rhetorical situation: The context of a rhetorical act, made up (at a minimum) of a rhetor, an issue (or exigence), and an audience (http://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/rhetsituaterm.htm).

Composing: Write or create (a work of art, especially music or poetry). Phrase (a letter or piece of writing) with great care and thought. Form (a whole) by ordering or arranging the parts, especially in an artistic way. (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/english/compose?q=composing)

Discourse community: used in composition studies and sociolinguistics for a group of people who share certain language-using practices (http://grammar.about.com/od/d/g/Discourse-Community.htm).

Identifies a grouping of people who share common language norms, characteristics, patterns, or practices as a consequence of their ongoing communications and identification with each other. (http://www.ncte.org/college/briefs/dc)

Audience: The assembled spectators or listeners at a public event such as a play, film, concert, or meeting. The people who watch or listen to a television or radio programme. The readership of a newspaper, magazine, or book. (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/english/audience)

Multimodality: This term is used to describe the different modes of human communication (visual, verbal, gestural etc). Quality of a system to allow more than one communication modality to be used during human-computer interaction.(http://www.igi-global.com/dictionary/multimodality/19644).

Circulation:  The number of people that a newspaper or magazine is regularly sold to. The process in which something such as information, money, or goods passes from one person to another. (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/circulation)

http://blog.conservation.org/2012/04/climate-change-increases-costs-of-conserving-biodiversity/

The exigence of this article is the lost of biodiversity due to climate change. It have been different stories in the newspaper related to this topic and mostly with the pole ice melting problem.

The audience of this blog is everybody that is interested on this topic since it is online and everybody with a computer have access to it. The rhetorical situation persuades the readers about the problem and push them to act.

The blog is a composition because has a text that have been create for the author and also has been arrange in a certain order to create the desired effect on the readers. It differ from an academic paper in the citations that are made by hyperlinks to the articles or websites while in the academic paper you have to use in text citations. Other thing that is different is the style usually in academic paper the follow MLA or oder style but in internet they don’t have to follow those rules. In both case authors use a formal writing to talk about their topics.

The discourse community will be people with a previous knowledge in the topic or that are new, in the first case they will try to learn more about the topic. In the second case is people that have discovered the topic recently and are trying to learn more about it.

Blog Post #27

I think I will be using a website, Facebook page or an online magazine.

https://www.facebook.com/NASAClimateChange

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/

http://www.igbp.net/publications/globalchangemagazine/globalchangemagazine/globalchangemagazineno83.5.950c2fa1495db7081e35b.html

I think the three of them will have the same target audience and the only variation will be in the case of the Facebook page where only those people that are interesting in the topic but have a Facebook account will be able to look at the information provided in detail.

Pros of the website: is easy to access, have a lot of information, you can update the information everyday, easy to navigate, is free. Cons: you have to have a computer, there is a price to maintain the website.

Pros of Facebook: you can publish almost everything, there is a major redistribution, is free.

Cons: not everybody has access, there is a limit of space for information.

Magazin, pros: a strong design, contain trusty information, writer usually are scientists.

Cons: information can’t be updated, you have to pay to read it.

The target audience of multimodal text is everybody that have access to the information and is interested in the topic that has been discussed in the multimodal text. The author use images, text and hyperlinks to provide the readers with enough information. The goal is to provide information about certain topic to the readers and I think in this case is being achieved.

I think I would use the website because is a big space that would give me the chance to put all the information necessary to show my audience what is the problem but also I can provide them with possible solutions.

I probably wouldn’t use the magazine, there is to many information to provide, in Facebook or in a website you can move a round and go to different pages just with one click but in the magazine I will have to order and provide al the information in the same place.

I would use Facebook, it easy to write a post and share it with your friends and also is an easy way do diffuse the information since your friends can also share your Facebook page with their friends.

Blog Post #25

The Proposal of Solution genre can be describe as a text where we are putting together different types of information with a final goal. In a proposal of solution paper there is information from different sources that but there is also our own information and knowledge about the topic that we are discussing. The final goal of the paper is to convince people that the solution that we are proposing for the problem is the right one and they should support us. To convince people we are also using rhetorical strategies.

Task list:

Strong thesis

Support sources

MLA citation style

Solution

Organization

Analysis

Blog Post #26

From the four terms proposed I have defined discourse community, audience and rhetorical situation. We defined those two terms in previous assignments and I think the use and meaning are the same that they have in past assignments, since the audience of our Solution proposal can vary but the meaning of the terms will reaming the same. With discourse community is the same we can address different target audience and the discourse community can vary but the meaning of the term is the same. Rhetorical situation we maybe didn’t define the term but we took a look on what a rhetorical situation could be, we use rhetoric to persuade our readers and make them support our ideas in past assignments, and I don’t think this term has change from past assignments to this one.

The new term:

Composing is to write o create something also it could be write or phrase something with care and thought (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/compose?q=composing). In the case of composing that has different meanings we will use the ones that I have pointed out. For this class we are writing new things almost everyday to finally complete our final assignment with the solution proposal, while we are creating this assignments we are taking care of the organization to arrange all the parts with care.

Blog Post #24

  • Al-Farabi, Joseph Wanjui. “Biodiversity Conservation Needs and Method to Conserve the Biological Diversity.” J Biodivers Endanger Species Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species 01.03 (2013): n. pag. 24 Oct. 2013. Web. 20 July 2015.

In this article the authors talks about the benefits of biodiversity conservation and also he gives two types of biodiversity conservation, In-situ and Ex-situ.

  • “You Can Help save Biodiversity.” WWF –. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 July 2015.

In this website WWF offers different possibilities on how we can help to preserve biodiversity.

  • Munang, Richard, Mike Rivintong, Jian Liu, Ibrahim Thiaw, and Tim Kasten. “Integrated Solutions for Biodiversity, Climate Change and Poverty.” (n.d.): n. pag. United Nations Environment Programme. Web. 20 July 2015.

The authors present different solutions to the changes in biodiversity and how this changes can be used in a favorable way to help the biodiversity.

  • Poiani, Karen A., Rebecca L. Goldman, Jennifer Hobson, Jonathan M. Hoekstra, and Kara S. Nelson. “Redesigning Biodiversity Conservation Projects for Climate Change: Examples from the Field.” Springer Netherlands, 08 Dec. 2010. Web. 20 July 2015.

In this article the authors talk about different methods that they have tried in the field as a solutions for the biodiversity problem that we are currently suffering.

Response 3

Josh,

I know my solution can sound like if I want to create a new Zoo but more sophisticated, but the marine ecosystem is one that is being more affected for Climate Change due to the rise in the water temperature that means that at some point we won’t be able to eat some species of fish because they will be dead or because we won’t be able to fish them because they are moving North or going deep to find the optimal conditions to live. In my opinion it would be better to invert the money in create the environment to protect the fishes and have aliment to feed the human population than lost all of them and have to get rid of fish in our diets.

I know extinctions have occurred all over the past but is also true that in this case we are also contributing to it, the extinction in the past were only caused by natural reason but the one that could happened in some years in going to be increase by us. So because we have the resources may be we can protect those species, if they are in a place where the conditions are optimal to live they are not going to get extinct because they were able to reproduce. I am not talking of about bringing species from one environment to other because as you said in your example that could have negative consequences, although one of the solutions that scientist are proposing is to move the species that are in risk to a different place and one of the risk is that the endemic species could be affected by the new species. But that is not what I am suggesting I am suggesting to keep each specie in their own create environment and only combine those that are adjust to live together already.

The last problem that you talked about is the money, well I said in my solution that this will be a place that could be maintenance with the money from the visitors as a Zoo. If we keep species that are not visible outdoors in this “Zoo” people will come and visit, also if there is species that are use as aliment for humans the many obtained for selling those species can be used to support the “Zoo”.