Before you begin to write, you must provide the following:
- Your rhetorical situation: Speaker, Subject, Audience relationships; context; and purpose
- A proposed overall arrangement (of course you can use multiple arrangements if needed)
Post that to your blog. If you aren't sure what the arrangement is, refer back to our textbook pages 13-25. Your arrangement encompasses the structure and the combination of patterns of discourse you plan to use (or already used as the case may now be).
The reason we're doing this is to get in the habit of thinking through the rhetorical situation before we write so that we are writing intentionally and not simply as a reaction.