The Rhetorical Situation
Who are we? Researchers, part of a research team
Our purpose? To compose convincing analyses of the built environment of Atlanta
First, we gather evidence via primary and secondary research.
What do we value in a useful website from members of our research team?
A scholarly tone helps establish credibility.
Citations and bibliographic information present when possible and correctly composed.
Quotations and paraphrases embedded in posts.
SPECIFICITY: Detailed communication of the where/when/who/what of a post. What is its relevance to the research team? Usefulness? These can be communicated in titles, tags, and categories.
Relevant and appropriate to the built environment of Atlanta
Cited and labeled
Links to potentially relevant/important information
Positioned spatially in the post to break up text and to encourage interest
Posts are easily find-able
The site as a whole is easy to navigate
The visual aspect of the site itself is conducive to reading and exploring (font size and family, background images/audio, color schemes, etc.)