Hi again, It's me, Chelsea. Before you begin working on your assignment, you may want to take time to learn basic information about the library and your assignment. Understanding what is expected and being prepared is the first step to success. In this section you can 1) Watch the 3 minute overview of the library, 2) Explore on your own and take a guided tour of the library, 3) Review your PSA assignment requirements and 4) View select library handouts. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Once you review all sections and complete the assessment, you are ready to move on to the next tab.
Instructions Please answer the following questions about the library's websites.
Preview: The library provides services and resources to help you. Here is an overview of the library's website and services.
Explore: Use this interactive tool to tour the first and second floors of the library. Follow the hotspots to navigate. Only the first two floors are currently available.
For your final major writing project, you will produce a visual analysis of a print or video public service announcement (PSA). The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to "read" and make meaning from the rhetorical messages embedded within a visual text. This assignment asks you to identify and examine the parts that make up the whole and determine how rhetorical appeals are being used to influence the audience.
In your analysis, you will describe how the photographer/graphic designer, the organizations, and others involved employ specific strategies (Ethos, Logos, and Pathos) to communicate their purpose (What do they want from the audience?) and their argument (What are they telling the audience?) for a targeted audience in a specific context (Kairos).
Drew Glover Contact:
Office: SUA 100