When you write more than one text on a topic, you could shift audiences, you could shift purposes, you could shift stances. For this assignment, you will practice shifting genres. To begin, select one paragraph from a campaign speech (Links to an external site.)(you can use one in that link or find your own). Below you’ll be asked to revise it into a tweet, a diary entry, and a business memo–so pick one that you understand!
As you complete this genre shift, you will need to make decisions about what information to keep and/or delete, how to best address the audience of the revised genre, the most appropriate word choice and tone, and how to take advantage of the digital or non-digital nature of the genre.
Your assignment should respond to the following:
- What is the campaign speech you’ve selected for this assignment? Here, provide the speaker’s name, the title of the speech, where the speech was delivered, and a link to the speech.
- Select one paragraph from the speech and copy/paste it here.
- Revise this paragraph into a tweet. Remember, a tweet has different rules than a campaign speech. Keep in mind how long a tweet is, how formal it is, and the typical style of a tweet.
- Revise this paragraph into a diary entry. Again, remember the genre of a diary is different, as is the tone, audience, and style of a diary.
- Revise this paragraph into a business email. Again, remember that an email is a different genre and has different features from a campaign speech or tweet.
- Look back over the genre shift you’ve just completed. How did the style change to match each genre and audience? In what specific ways did you adjust word choice and/or tone when moving between genres? How did you decide what information to keep or delete within each genre? Use ideas you learned in Ch. 25 to help you.
Topic: Ban on Abortions
Orignal Audience: Woman who contemplate Abortions or want to understand it’s rights
New Audience: should be woman of Color