Then follow your plan in the Outline for Essay One to compose the first draft of
Then follow your plan in the Outline for Essay One to compose the first
draft of the essay. When you use evidence from the articles to support
your points, be sure to give the author’s name in the sentence or in
parentheses at the end of the sentence as explained on pp. 153-159.
Then be sure to give the full publication information on the Works Cited
page as shown in the model on p. 199. Also, review the Essay One
assignment page carefully to be sure you have followed instructions.
Consider the following as you compose your first draft of the essay:
1. How do context, audience, and purpose influence the decisions
that the writers make in the articles?
2. Note specific examples of those decisions based on the
rhetorical situation–topic, context, writer, purpose, and
3. How well do you think the target audience received the message
of each article? Did the authors achieve their purpose?
4. Why is the writer’s understanding the audience important in
conveying the message successfully?