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Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  Yingying on Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:56 am

“Rhetorical situation”, which involves four key elements: writer, reader, text, and medium. Above all, as a writer, we should realize our role as a writer and our writing purpose; secondly, we should clearly know our intended audience and how will our writing appeal to their interests. Thirdly, consider the genre our rhetorical situation requires and think about how much freedom we have in our text. Fourthly, after considering the degrees of specification and restriction of the article, we should choose the appropriate and effective media. When we write an article and consider these elements, we are analyzing our rhetorical situation, as a result, our article will be enriched. However, in our daily life, we regularly analyze our rhetorical situation unconsciously and intuitively when we communicate with others. Using our “rhetorical analysis” to guide our writing can make it more efficient. The more fully we understand our situation, the better choices we can make.

For me, I appeal most to pathos when I write online. I like to use some stories to  interact with readers to arise their attention and engage them emotionally with my subject. so when I use vivid examples in my writing, a readable  article will appeal to most readers cause most people prefer interesting stories, instead of an article being full of boring and unexciting  content.

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A Genre Analysis of the Weblog

Post  Yingying on Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:54 am

Definition of Kiros: Kairos describes both the sense in which discourse is understood as fitting and timely--the way it observes propriety or decorum--and the way in which it can seize on the unique opportunity of a fleeting moment to create new rhetorical possibility.
The confessional nature of blogs has redrawn the line between the private and the public dimensions of our lives. Blogs can be both public and intensely personal in possibly contradictory ways. It increases numbers of both writers and readers are devoting increasing amounts of time to them. I think it concerns that how blog can be compelling, what it is about our time that made this word so useful? The article concerns about rhetorical qualities of the blog, if the blog is an evolutionary product, arising from a dynamic, adaptive relationship between discourse and kairos. But for me , I quite not understand what the article concerns about. I may agree part of them. My concerns for weblog is that whether it truthful, and the privacy of people who write the weblog and who comment on it.
Mediated voyeurism becomes more and more popular. It focus on the real-life, it is the same when we writing an article. Sometimes, we sacrifice privacy for the sake of convenience, but I think we should not sacrifice privacy when write an article. Also, with its development, voyeurism is redefined as adventure, when we write an article, we need to be more adventurous and describe the authenticity of things, just like the reliability of voyeurism.
Questions and confusions:
I don’t know the relationship between voyeurism and exhibitionism, are they similar?
What is the disadvantages and advantages that weblog can bring to us?
Is Mediated voyeurism good? What can protect us through voyeurism? Question

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prewriting assignment#1

Post  Yingying on Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:28 pm

As a dessert enthusiast, I select a blog about “Cherry buttermilk cupcakes”. The most impressive part for me is that the blogger uses several eye-catching cupcake pictures, which quite arouse readers’ appetites. Besides this medium, the blogger also use very friendly words to express the advantages of “flat cupcakes” over “dome-shaped cupcakes”,which will minimally cause quarrel among fans of two types’ cupcakes. The writer seems to have a lot of freedom in the blog as long as she stays focused on the main topic of benefits of making flat cupcakes. The blogger clearly draws her topic by saying” Today we are discussing flat verses curvy cupcakes.” at the beginning of her blog, she briefly describes buttermilk cupcakes outside: loading with tart cherry chunks that piled with creamy cherry frosting. Then, showing us attractive cupcake picture. This blog mainly compares differences between flat cupcakes and curvy cupcakes. We have to admit that dome-shaped cupcakes are visually appealing; however, the blogger tries to make an argument for flat cupcakes. Flat cupcakes can also be pretty if we add more leavening and a little more flour. These will also give flat cupcakes the desirable dome-top. As for the bonus point, flat cupcakes allow more room for piles of cherry frosting, making them better texture than dome-shaped cupcakes. It makes us realized that what inside is more important than the outside.

In my opinion, the ideal audience should mainly be housewives, who have plenty of time to study how to make delicious desserts for their husbands and kids. However, as a young girl, I believe that we can also be the ideal audience, for the reason that we are creative and always want to challenge ourselves to attempt new methods to improve the mouthfeel of cakes. Lastly, after passing my eyes over these lovely pink cupcakes pictures, which melting color candy into a heart shape and decorating on the top of cakes, I discover that these whimsical cupcakes are the perfect way to commemorate Valentines Day! The ideal audience can also be lovestruck people, who want to make a unique DIY gift for their lovers.

After I carefully scan comments beneath the blogs, it is not surprising that only few people quarrel with each other for the sake of dome-shaped cupcakes, because the writer’s expression are so kind and friendly, she always uses persuasive examples to illustrate benefits of flat cupcakes. Also, she admitted that dome-shaped cupcakes are more beautiful. But we can also improve flat cupcakes' shape by adding small crumbs and leavening to them. Happily, most of them pay a tribute to the methods of flat cupcakes. People don’t care if it’s flat or domed, just as long as it tastes good. These superb pictures lead people realize that flat cupcakes can also be pretty and cute. It leads people to realize that the inner is more imperative than the outside.

It is easy to see that the writer use friendly words throughout this blog. Personally speaking, the most successful part in this blog is that, at first the writer emphasizes dome-shaped cupcakes for it picturesque looking, in my opinion, it is more acceptable for enthusiasts of domed cupcakes, which will avoid disputes among the audience. In the following paragraphs, the writer mainly makes a series of conflicting statements about the advantages of flat cupcakes, which will make the audience think deeply that mouthfeel is more important than the outside. As a result, on one hand, fans of domed cupcakes may try flat cupcakes next time; on the other hand, fans of flat cupcakes will use this method to let their cupcakes as attractive as curvy cakes. Happily, audience will exchange their experiences of making cupcakes with each other, instead of quarreling with each other. I feel like this is what the writer hopes.


here's the blog link:
http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2012/02/buttermilk-cupcakes-cherry-frosting.html

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President Obama video

Post  Yingying on Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:09 am

This video is about about President Obama fielded questions from GOP lawmakers at the house Republican’s retreat in Baltimore. He delivered a defiant, substantive and engaging performance. In Q&A section, Obama criticized politicians’ policy critiques, corrected their misstatements and scolded them for playing petty politics. It included unemployment rate problems, health care legislation, and Baltimore costs problem and so on. These problems were very critical. For example, the first politicians raised a question that he thought Obama’s economic agenda radical and poked fun at the GOP's own platform. The politician insisted that the monthly deficit is higher now than Bush's annual deficit. President Obama was humorous. He said that he was not a ideologue. The unemployment rate was not all his responsibility. No credible economists could back up the claims that the politician raised. President Obama is very wise and good at using convictive evidence to confute these politicians’ sharp problems. He is not a pundit; he is just a President, so take it for what it's worth.

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  Sailor WAN on Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:08 pm

Yingying wrote:As a dessert enthusiast, I select a blog about “Cherry buttermilk cupcakes”. The most impressive part for me is that the blogger uses several eye-catching cupcake pictures, which quite arouse readers’ appetites. Besides this medium, the blogger also use very friendly words to express the advantages of “flat cupcakes” over “dome-shaped cupcakes”,which will minimally cause quarrel among fans of two types’ cupcakes. The writer seems to have a lot of freedom in the blog as long as she stays focused on the main topic of benefits of making flat cupcakes. The blogger clearly draws her topic by saying” Today we are discussing flat verses curvy cupcakes.” at the beginning of her blog, she briefly describes buttermilk cupcakes outside: loading with tart cherry chunks that piled with creamy cherry frosting. Then, showing us attractive cupcake picture. This blog mainly compares differences between flat cupcakes and curvy cupcakes. We have to admit that dome-shaped cupcakes are visually appealing; however, the blogger tries to make an argument for flat cupcakes. Flat cupcakes can also be pretty if we add more leavening and a little more flour. These will also give flat cupcakes the desirable dome-top. As for the bonus point, flat cupcakes allow more room for piles of cherry frosting, making them better texture than dome-shaped cupcakes. It makes us realized that what inside is more important than the outside.

In my opinion, the ideal audience should mainly be housewives, who have plenty of time to study how to make delicious desserts for their husbands and kids. However, as a young girl, I believe that we can also be the ideal audience, for the reason that we are creative and always want to challenge ourselves to attempt new methods to improve the mouthfeel of cakes. Lastly, after passing my eyes over these lovely pink cupcakes pictures, which melting color candy into a heart shape and decorating on the top of cakes, I discover that these whimsical cupcakes are the perfect way to commemorate Valentines Day! The ideal audience can also be lovestruck people, who want to make a unique DIY gift for their lovers.

After I carefully scan comments beneath the blogs, it is not surprising that only few people quarrel with each other for the sake of dome-shaped cupcakes, because the writer’s expression are so kind and friendly, she always uses persuasive examples to illustrate benefits of flat cupcakes. Also, she admitted that dome-shaped cupcakes are more beautiful. But we can also improve flat cupcakes' shape by adding small crumbs and leavening to them. Happily, most of them pay a tribute to the methods of flat cupcakes. People don’t care if it’s flat or domed, just as long as it tastes good. These superb pictures lead people realize that flat cupcakes can also be pretty and cute. It leads people to realize that the inner is more imperative than the outside.

It is easy to see that the writer use friendly words throughout this blog. Personally speaking, the most successful part in this blog is that, at first the writer emphasizes dome-shaped cupcakes for it picturesque looking, in my opinion, it is more acceptable for enthusiasts of domed cupcakes, which will avoid disputes among the audience. In the following paragraphs, the writer mainly makes a series of conflicting statements about the advantages of flat cupcakes, which will make the audience think deeply that mouthfeel is more important than the outside. As a result, on one hand, fans of domed cupcakes may try flat cupcakes next time; on the other hand, fans of flat cupcakes will use this method to let their cupcakes as attractive as curvy cakes. Happily, audience will exchange their experiences of making cupcakes with each other, instead of quarreling with each other. I feel like this is what the writer hopes.


here's the blog link:
http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2012/02/buttermilk-cupcakes-cherry-frosting.html

I am a dessert enthusiast too.

Looks GOOD.
I am hungry right now.

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  Sailor WAN on Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:12 pm

Yingying wrote:
I don’t know the relationship between voyeurism and exhibitionism, are they similar?
Voyeurism is one want to see others' secrets. Just like the example Eric given, "box or brief?".
Exhibitionism is one want to show others his own secrets.

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Ong reading response

Post  Yingying on Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:12 am

Ong thinks, “Literacy is imperious.” In the high-technology cultures, many things are based on literacy, it is very important to express natural state of affairs in literacy. For example, the writer says that: “Moreover, in high-technology cultures—which, more and more, are setting the style for cultures across the world—since literacy is regarded as so unquestionably normative and normal, the deviancy of illiterates tend to be thought of as lack of a simple mechanical skill.” We can draw from this sentence that all the people should have the power of literacy. Literacy is as common as learning to drive a car, which is so basic that all of us should master. If we lack the ability of literacy, it will block our understanding of what natural human mental processes are before writing takes possession of consciousness. From his opinion, I think everybody should learn the skills of literacy, only in the circumstance of few illiterates, our society will make a big progress!
Let’s pay our attention to another example. The writer considers that: “ Only in recent centuries have human beings generally had the idea that a language could be written, and even today many peoples do not believe their languages can be written.” I think with the development of our society, people have realized the importance of literacy. Written language is more specified and detailed. However, there’re still some people don’t think that their spoken language cannot be written. In the following example, we can see that it is very difficult to make people believe that not only the languages they knew as written, such as English or French, could be written. It is a very tough task to convert all the spoken language into writing language

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Respond to "what is literacy" by James Paul Gee

Post  Yingying on Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:58 am

Firstly, Gee defines another word “discourse” to give a technical meaning of it, instead of the term “literacy”. The writer thinks that “a socially accepted association among ways of using language, of thinking, and of acting that can be used to identify oneself as a member of a socially meaningful group or a social network.” “Discourses are inherently “ideological”. They crucially involve a set of values and viewpoints in terms of which one must speak and act, at least being in the discourse; otherwise one doesn’t count as being in it.” “ Discourses are resistant to internal criticism and self-scrutiny since uttering viewpoints that seriously undermine them defines one as being outside them.” “Discourse-defined positions from which to speak and behave are not, however, just defined internal to a discourse, but also as standpoints taken up by the discourse in its relation to other, ultimately opposing, discourses.” “Any discourse concerns itself with certain objects and puts forward certain concepts, viewpoints and values at the expense of others.” “ Finally, discourses are intimately related to the distribution of social power and hierarchical structure in society.”

I agree with Gee’s most explanation of literacy. It do change my understanding of literacy. At first, I think literacy is merely the ability of writing and reading. After I read Gee’s article, I realized that literacy has many other functions in our daily life and the entire society. It can reflect our thoughts, values and viewpoints when we speak and act. Besides that, a discourse can call for one to accept values central to other discourses one is a member of -for example, the discourse used in literature departments used to marginalize popular literature and women’s writings. What’s more, it can also reflect the distribution of social power and hierarchical structure in society. Obviously these are both matters of degree and change to a certain extent in different contexts.

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3 literacy stories

Post  Yingying on Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:49 pm

Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  WBK95 on Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:11 pm

Yingying wrote:As a dessert enthusiast, I select a blog about “Cherry buttermilk cupcakes”. The most impressive part for me is that the blogger uses several eye-catching cupcake pictures, which quite arouse readers’ appetites. Besides this medium, the blogger also use very friendly words to express the advantages of “flat cupcakes” over “dome-shaped cupcakes”,which will minimally cause quarrel among fans of two types’ cupcakes. The writer seems to have a lot of freedom in the blog as long as she stays focused on the main topic of benefits of making flat cupcakes. The blogger clearly draws her topic by saying” Today we are discussing flat verses curvy cupcakes.” at the beginning of her blog, she briefly describes buttermilk cupcakes outside: loading with tart cherry chunks that piled with creamy cherry frosting. Then, showing us attractive cupcake picture. This blog mainly compares differences between flat cupcakes and curvy cupcakes. We have to admit that dome-shaped cupcakes are visually appealing; however, the blogger tries to make an argument for flat cupcakes. Flat cupcakes can also be pretty if we add more leavening and a little more flour. These will also give flat cupcakes the desirable dome-top. As for the bonus point, flat cupcakes allow more room for piles of cherry frosting, making them better texture than dome-shaped cupcakes. It makes us realized that what inside is more important than the outside.

In my opinion, the ideal audience should mainly be housewives, who have plenty of time to study how to make delicious desserts for their husbands and kids. However, as a young girl, I believe that we can also be the ideal audience, for the reason that we are creative and always want to challenge ourselves to attempt new methods to improve the mouthfeel of cakes. Lastly, after passing my eyes over these lovely pink cupcakes pictures, which melting color candy into a heart shape and decorating on the top of cakes, I discover that these whimsical cupcakes are the perfect way to commemorate Valentines Day! The ideal audience can also be lovestruck people, who want to make a unique DIY gift for their lovers.

After I carefully scan comments beneath the blogs, it is not surprising that only few people quarrel with each other for the sake of dome-shaped cupcakes, because the writer’s expression are so kind and friendly, she always uses persuasive examples to illustrate benefits of flat cupcakes. Also, she admitted that dome-shaped cupcakes are more beautiful. But we can also improve flat cupcakes' shape by adding small crumbs and leavening to them. Happily, most of them pay a tribute to the methods of flat cupcakes. People don’t care if it’s flat or domed, just as long as it tastes good. These superb pictures lead people realize that flat cupcakes can also be pretty and cute. It leads people to realize that the inner is more imperative than the outside.

It is easy to see that the writer use friendly words throughout this blog. Personally speaking, the most successful part in this blog is that, at first the writer emphasizes dome-shaped cupcakes for it picturesque looking, in my opinion, it is more acceptable for enthusiasts of domed cupcakes, which will avoid disputes among the audience. In the following paragraphs, the writer mainly makes a series of conflicting statements about the advantages of flat cupcakes, which will make the audience think deeply that mouthfeel is more important than the outside. As a result, on one hand, fans of domed cupcakes may try flat cupcakes next time; on the other hand, fans of flat cupcakes will use this method to let their cupcakes as attractive as curvy cakes. Happily, audience will exchange their experiences of making cupcakes with each other, instead of quarreling with each other. I feel like this is what the writer hopes.


here's the blog link:
http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2012/02/buttermilk-cupcakes-cherry-frosting.html




I like your dessert blog so much. I am also a dessert lover!!

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  WBK95 on Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:14 pm

Yingying wrote:Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.


I really want to study ballet because I think that was very elegant and beautiful. I did not sick on it, so I quit it in my childhood.

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  Yingying on Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:39 pm

WBK95 wrote:
Yingying wrote:Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.


I really want to study ballet because I think that was very elegant and beautiful. I did not sick on it, so I quit it in my childhood.

well, i only learned for a very short period of time. i think i should do more exercises to keep fit now

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  kelly1994 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:23 am

Yingying wrote:Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.

very special experience! you must love your grandmother a lot.

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  Sailor WAN on Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:50 pm

kelly1994 wrote:
Yingying wrote:Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.

very special experience! you must love your grandmother a lot.
Yeah, I wish I could have a grandmother like yours

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  WBK95 on Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:07 pm

Yingying wrote:Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.


I was interested in calligraphy too, and I have made one with my father when I was in high school. silent tongue tongue

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  lzh on Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:59 pm

Yingying wrote:Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.

You are so good and learned calligraphy and ballet. I learned many thing in my childhood, however, I gave up most of them Rolling Eyes

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Post  Yingying on Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:47 pm

Q1: How dogs can understand words and gestures? why they can count up to five and perform simple mathematical calculations?

Q2: Whether dogs are becoming smarter over time? Will their intelligence decrease over time?

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Post  Yingying on Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:50 pm

lzh wrote:
Yingying wrote:Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.

You are so good and learned calligraphy and ballet. I learned many thing in my childhood, however, I gave up most of them Rolling Eyes

well, actually i don't practice them for a long time. There are so much homework to do everyday. Mad Mad

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Post  milan_chen on Sat May 09, 2015 8:47 pm

Yingying wrote:As a dessert enthusiast, I select a blog about “Cherry buttermilk cupcakes”. The most impressive part for me is that the blogger uses several eye-catching cupcake pictures, which quite arouse readers’ appetites. Besides this medium, the blogger also use very friendly words to express the advantages of “flat cupcakes” over “dome-shaped cupcakes”,which will minimally cause quarrel among fans of two types’ cupcakes. The writer seems to have a lot of freedom in the blog as long as she stays focused on the main topic of benefits of making flat cupcakes. The blogger clearly draws her topic by saying” Today we are discussing flat verses curvy cupcakes.” at the beginning of her blog, she briefly describes buttermilk cupcakes outside: loading with tart cherry chunks that piled with creamy cherry frosting. Then, showing us attractive cupcake picture. This blog mainly compares differences between flat cupcakes and curvy cupcakes. We have to admit that dome-shaped cupcakes are visually appealing; however, the blogger tries to make an argument for flat cupcakes. Flat cupcakes can also be pretty if we add more leavening and a little more flour. These will also give flat cupcakes the desirable dome-top. As for the bonus point, flat cupcakes allow more room for piles of cherry frosting, making them better texture than dome-shaped cupcakes. It makes us realized that what inside is more important than the outside.

In my opinion, the ideal audience should mainly be housewives, who have plenty of time to study how to make delicious desserts for their husbands and kids. However, as a young girl, I believe that we can also be the ideal audience, for the reason that we are creative and always want to challenge ourselves to attempt new methods to improve the mouthfeel of cakes. Lastly, after passing my eyes over these lovely pink cupcakes pictures, which melting color candy into a heart shape and decorating on the top of cakes, I discover that these whimsical cupcakes are the perfect way to commemorate Valentines Day! The ideal audience can also be lovestruck people, who want to make a unique DIY gift for their lovers.

After I carefully scan comments beneath the blogs, it is not surprising that only few people quarrel with each other for the sake of dome-shaped cupcakes, because the writer’s expression are so kind and friendly, she always uses persuasive examples to illustrate benefits of flat cupcakes. Also, she admitted that dome-shaped cupcakes are more beautiful. But we can also improve flat cupcakes' shape by adding small crumbs and leavening to them. Happily, most of them pay a tribute to the methods of flat cupcakes. People don’t care if it’s flat or domed, just as long as it tastes good. These superb pictures lead people realize that flat cupcakes can also be pretty and cute. It leads people to realize that the inner is more imperative than the outside.

It is easy to see that the writer use friendly words throughout this blog. Personally speaking, the most successful part in this blog is that, at first the writer emphasizes dome-shaped cupcakes for it picturesque looking, in my opinion, it is more acceptable for enthusiasts of domed cupcakes, which will avoid disputes among the audience. In the following paragraphs, the writer mainly makes a series of conflicting statements about the advantages of flat cupcakes, which will make the audience think deeply that mouthfeel is more important than the outside. As a result, on one hand, fans of domed cupcakes may try flat cupcakes next time; on the other hand, fans of flat cupcakes will use this method to let their cupcakes as attractive as curvy cakes. Happily, audience will exchange their experiences of making cupcakes with each other, instead of quarreling with each other. I feel like this is what the writer hopes.


here's the blog link:
http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2012/02/buttermilk-cupcakes-cherry-frosting.html

thank you for those details! i love cupcakes too!

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Post  milan_chen on Sat May 09, 2015 8:49 pm

Yingying wrote:Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.

wow you can dance ballet! that's awesome and i hope to read that story!

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  Yingying on Tue May 12, 2015 12:20 am

WBK95 wrote:
Yingying wrote:Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.


I was interested in calligraphy too, and I have made one with my father when I was in high school. silent tongue tongue



wow~~~we can write together after final bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce

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Re: Rhetorical situation and analysis

Post  Yingying on Tue May 12, 2015 12:21 am

WBK95 wrote:
Yingying wrote:As a dessert enthusiast, I select a blog about “Cherry buttermilk cupcakes”. The most impressive part for me is that the blogger uses several eye-catching cupcake pictures, which quite arouse readers’ appetites. Besides this medium, the blogger also use very friendly words to express the advantages of “flat cupcakes” over “dome-shaped cupcakes”,which will minimally cause quarrel among fans of two types’ cupcakes. The writer seems to have a lot of freedom in the blog as long as she stays focused on the main topic of benefits of making flat cupcakes. The blogger clearly draws her topic by saying” Today we are discussing flat verses curvy cupcakes.” at the beginning of her blog, she briefly describes buttermilk cupcakes outside: loading with tart cherry chunks that piled with creamy cherry frosting. Then, showing us attractive cupcake picture. This blog mainly compares differences between flat cupcakes and curvy cupcakes. We have to admit that dome-shaped cupcakes are visually appealing; however, the blogger tries to make an argument for flat cupcakes. Flat cupcakes can also be pretty if we add more leavening and a little more flour. These will also give flat cupcakes the desirable dome-top. As for the bonus point, flat cupcakes allow more room for piles of cherry frosting, making them better texture than dome-shaped cupcakes. It makes us realized that what inside is more important than the outside.

In my opinion, the ideal audience should mainly be housewives, who have plenty of time to study how to make delicious desserts for their husbands and kids. However, as a young girl, I believe that we can also be the ideal audience, for the reason that we are creative and always want to challenge ourselves to attempt new methods to improve the mouthfeel of cakes. Lastly, after passing my eyes over these lovely pink cupcakes pictures, which melting color candy into a heart shape and decorating on the top of cakes, I discover that these whimsical cupcakes are the perfect way to commemorate Valentines Day! The ideal audience can also be lovestruck people, who want to make a unique DIY gift for their lovers.

After I carefully scan comments beneath the blogs, it is not surprising that only few people quarrel with each other for the sake of dome-shaped cupcakes, because the writer’s expression are so kind and friendly, she always uses persuasive examples to illustrate benefits of flat cupcakes. Also, she admitted that dome-shaped cupcakes are more beautiful. But we can also improve flat cupcakes' shape by adding small crumbs and leavening to them. Happily, most of them pay a tribute to the methods of flat cupcakes. People don’t care if it’s flat or domed, just as long as it tastes good. These superb pictures lead people realize that flat cupcakes can also be pretty and cute. It leads people to realize that the inner is more imperative than the outside.

It is easy to see that the writer use friendly words throughout this blog. Personally speaking, the most successful part in this blog is that, at first the writer emphasizes dome-shaped cupcakes for it picturesque looking, in my opinion, it is more acceptable for enthusiasts of domed cupcakes, which will avoid disputes among the audience. In the following paragraphs, the writer mainly makes a series of conflicting statements about the advantages of flat cupcakes, which will make the audience think deeply that mouthfeel is more important than the outside. As a result, on one hand, fans of domed cupcakes may try flat cupcakes next time; on the other hand, fans of flat cupcakes will use this method to let their cupcakes as attractive as curvy cakes. Happily, audience will exchange their experiences of making cupcakes with each other, instead of quarreling with each other. I feel like this is what the writer hopes.


here's the blog link:
http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2012/02/buttermilk-cupcakes-cherry-frosting.html




I like your dessert blog so much. I am also a dessert lover!!


lol~~~~~last weekend, i made the cupcakes by myself,maybe we can make dessert together after final Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

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Post  Yingying on Tue May 12, 2015 12:22 am

milan_chen wrote:
Yingying wrote:Literacy story 1:
When I was a five years old girl, my grandmother, who was good at calligraphy, especially for brush calligraphy, influenced me a lot during my life.  Whenever she wrote brush calligraphy, I always sat beside her. As a result, I was  influenced by her deeply and had a great interest in calligraphy. One day, my grandmother taught me how to write beautiful calligraphy, which shaped me into a girl who can always persist in doing everything and brought me perseverance.

Literacy story 2:
When I was a little child, my mother sent me to the cultural palace to learn ballet. I learned ballet for several years, although sometimes I hurt my body carelessly, my dance ability improved a lot. Thanks to ballet, which gives me a slim and healthy figure.

Literacy story 3:
As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books,  to read aloud as I fell asleep.  Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that I haven’t had to read something.

wow you can dance ballet! that's awesome and i hope to read that story!



well, i didn't practice for a long time, maybe after final i can show you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you

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Post  Yingying on Tue May 12, 2015 12:23 am

milan_chen wrote:
Yingying wrote:As a dessert enthusiast, I select a blog about “Cherry buttermilk cupcakes”. The most impressive part for me is that the blogger uses several eye-catching cupcake pictures, which quite arouse readers’ appetites. Besides this medium, the blogger also use very friendly words to express the advantages of “flat cupcakes” over “dome-shaped cupcakes”,which will minimally cause quarrel among fans of two types’ cupcakes. The writer seems to have a lot of freedom in the blog as long as she stays focused on the main topic of benefits of making flat cupcakes. The blogger clearly draws her topic by saying” Today we are discussing flat verses curvy cupcakes.” at the beginning of her blog, she briefly describes buttermilk cupcakes outside: loading with tart cherry chunks that piled with creamy cherry frosting. Then, showing us attractive cupcake picture. This blog mainly compares differences between flat cupcakes and curvy cupcakes. We have to admit that dome-shaped cupcakes are visually appealing; however, the blogger tries to make an argument for flat cupcakes. Flat cupcakes can also be pretty if we add more leavening and a little more flour. These will also give flat cupcakes the desirable dome-top. As for the bonus point, flat cupcakes allow more room for piles of cherry frosting, making them better texture than dome-shaped cupcakes. It makes us realized that what inside is more important than the outside.

In my opinion, the ideal audience should mainly be housewives, who have plenty of time to study how to make delicious desserts for their husbands and kids. However, as a young girl, I believe that we can also be the ideal audience, for the reason that we are creative and always want to challenge ourselves to attempt new methods to improve the mouthfeel of cakes. Lastly, after passing my eyes over these lovely pink cupcakes pictures, which melting color candy into a heart shape and decorating on the top of cakes, I discover that these whimsical cupcakes are the perfect way to commemorate Valentines Day! The ideal audience can also be lovestruck people, who want to make a unique DIY gift for their lovers.

After I carefully scan comments beneath the blogs, it is not surprising that only few people quarrel with each other for the sake of dome-shaped cupcakes, because the writer’s expression are so kind and friendly, she always uses persuasive examples to illustrate benefits of flat cupcakes. Also, she admitted that dome-shaped cupcakes are more beautiful. But we can also improve flat cupcakes' shape by adding small crumbs and leavening to them. Happily, most of them pay a tribute to the methods of flat cupcakes. People don’t care if it’s flat or domed, just as long as it tastes good. These superb pictures lead people realize that flat cupcakes can also be pretty and cute. It leads people to realize that the inner is more imperative than the outside.

It is easy to see that the writer use friendly words throughout this blog. Personally speaking, the most successful part in this blog is that, at first the writer emphasizes dome-shaped cupcakes for it picturesque looking, in my opinion, it is more acceptable for enthusiasts of domed cupcakes, which will avoid disputes among the audience. In the following paragraphs, the writer mainly makes a series of conflicting statements about the advantages of flat cupcakes, which will make the audience think deeply that mouthfeel is more important than the outside. As a result, on one hand, fans of domed cupcakes may try flat cupcakes next time; on the other hand, fans of flat cupcakes will use this method to let their cupcakes as attractive as curvy cakes. Happily, audience will exchange their experiences of making cupcakes with each other, instead of quarreling with each other. I feel like this is what the writer hopes.


here's the blog link:
http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2012/02/buttermilk-cupcakes-cherry-frosting.html

thank you for those details! i love cupcakes too!

lol, we should not eat a lot of desserts. summer is coming, we should keep fit in order to wear beautiful dress Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz

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i am hungry, i want eat the cupcakes, i want an A Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

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