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Chapter 3: Informative Genre

The chapter describes the writing process for specifically an informative genre from start to finish. Since there are so many ways a person can find information there are 2 ways to narrow the problem. First one must identify which source of information will be the best and then one will analyze the source and information. The point of analysis is to be sure the information will fit what the writers and readers purpose for seeking the information. The main thing to look out for with sources is authoritative sources. These are sources that are not made up randomly. These sources are best when they are published through doing research and reviewed.

Included in the structure is both the rhetorical situation and appeal. Rhetorical situation is basically the conditions which a writer communicates. The rhetorical appeal is how and what the writer uses to communicate. It is mostly common for the writer to use logos, ethos, and pathos to appeal and communicate to the readers. Informative genres are also broken down by communication through modes and medias. The mode is how it is communicated through writing, voice, images, sounds, and etc. The media is the final form whether it be digital, physical print, or face-to-face. Overall chapter three just aims to help a writer figure out the best way to inform readers and how to execute it. The chapter gives technique and tools and how they will help the writer inform their readers based on the type of informative genre.


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