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In class you've learned about contextual rhetorical situations, including author; audience; purpose; message or topic; and setting or context. How can you apply this knowledge as you conduct your research? As you read or skim through the articles and books that you find, ask yourself:
What does the author want to prove?
Whom does the author represent or want to support? (An institution? A company?)
Who is the author's intended audience?
What feelings or thoughts does the author want you to experience as you read their work?