Plan for the Day
Ch. 9: Proposals and Progress Reports
Again, we’re not going line by line through this chapter, but everything is fair game for the Final Exam, so make sure you’re reading. I would rather us think more about the rhetorical strategies of these reports instead of formatting.
- p. 234: Notice that proposals are persuasive. What a priori persuasive factors (think rhetorical elements) might a writer have when writing a proposal?
- p. 238: Employers like candidates who’ve written proposal and progress reports. Why do you think that’s a good thing for a candidate?
- p. 240: Follow guidelines–no matter how particular they seem–or else you give them an easy reason to reject you.
- p. 243: Anticipating problems–always be proactive, so you look good.
- p. 267: Review Figure 9-5 on and think about the rhetorical strategy(ies) of the design. Why that picture on the second page? Does it violate our discussion on visuals?
- p. 269: Notice that proposals are “sales” documents that, if accepted, become legally binding.
- What do successful proposal and completed projects help build for an organization? (think credibility).
I know you’ve finished I, Robot (or are almost done), so let’s get our thinking caps on for a good discussion tomorrow. Here’s a preview of the discussion, and I also have a link to possible I, Robot Essay topics. Please review both links before class tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow (and Thursday, 7/27) will be big participation days.