Bullock And Goggins: The Importance Of Writing Strategies

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“Whenever we write, whether it’s an email to a friend or a toast for a wedding, an English essay or a resume, we face some kind or rhetorical situation” (Bullock, Goggin 1). There are many different ways to get your point across when it comes to writing, but without a strategy, your point will not be heard. You have to consider what your rhetorical situation is before you start. Bullock and Goggins had some great strategies to go by when it comes to writing. They believed that, “We have a purpose, a certain audience, a particular stance, a genre, and a medium to consider- and often as not a design” (Bullock, Goggin 1). It is important to know what exactly your purpose is; all writing must have at least one. It helps you to understand how to proceed with your work. Your audience is who is listening or reading what you are…show more content…
The audience is a major factor when it comes to how your approach should be. If you are writing to a group of friends and family members you probably will not have to be so specific, you can put it in terms that you know that they will understand. If you are writing to a group of people you do not even know, you should make sure your writing has more detail and is more formal. It is also good to know what kind of response you want back from your audience. Genre is a kind of writing such as a proposal, a report, a letter, a profile, a poem, ECT. In this section Bullock and Goggins emphasize how “Genres have particular conventions for presenting information that help the writers write and the readers read” (9). A stance is your attitude towards your topic, how others perceive you. Bullock and Goggins point out “The way you express that stance affects the way you come across as a writer and a person” (12). The design should be determined by what circumstances your writing is
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