Angela Eward-Mangione

  1. Analyzing Ads: Gender

    We need to be aware of how advertisers appeal to us, and we should think critically about the persuasive messages we encounter to ensure we are savvy, not passive, consumers. Because consumers purchase products with which they identify, it is important to examine the subtexts of advertisements as well as the role those subtexts play in determining what products men...

    Published on Feb 03rd 2012

  2. Edit for Plagiarism

    After you understand what plagiarism is, as well as how to avoid it, consider using a plagiarism checklist as you draft and edit your work. The following checklist is ideal for use during the drafting and revising stages of the writing process. Checklist for Avoiding Plagiarism 1. Apply a note-taking system in your pre-writing process. I have carefully used a...

    Published on Dec 16th 2016

  3. Formal Reports

    Many business professionals need to write a formal report at some point during their career, and some professionals write them on a regular basis. Key decision makers in business, education, and government use formal reports to make important decisions. As opposed to informational reports that offer facts and information without analysis, formal reports provide the end product of a thorough...

    Published on Jun 28th 2013

  4. Literary Criticism

    NOTE: Thanks for visiting. We've taken this page down to do a major overhaul. Hope to have new draft up soon.

    Published on Aug 07th 2019

  5. Planning Technical & Professional Documents

    Learning Objectives analyze a writing problem and outline a plan for solving the problem that illustrates and analyzes audience while creating various professional/technical documents with a sophisticated awareness of audience as a reader and a writer. operate current technologies in order to produce effective documents. Types and Benefits of Planning All writing, whether professional or technical, requires planning. The ability...

    Published on Sep 04th 2014

  6. Professional and Technical Writing Processes: Composing

    Overview: This article will discuss the role of assembling and organizing relevant research and/or data in order to compose correspondence or a document that solves a writing problem. Compose an evidence-based solution for a writing problem by assembling and organizing relevant research and/or data Introduction Composing involves more than putting your thoughts into words. Composing involves assembling ideas, words, sentences,...

    Published on Sep 04th 2014

  7. Quoting in MLA

    Quotations are effective in academic writing when used carefully and selectively. Although misquoting or quoting too much can confuse or overwhelm your audience, quoting relevant and unique words, phrases, sentences, lines, or passages can help you achieve your purpose. The Modern Language Association (MLA) provides guidelines/rules for quoting: Prose. Poetry. Drama. Quotes within quotes.   This article discusses rules for...

    Published on Jan 02nd 2017

  8. Quoting Plays and Poetry in MLA

    The rules for quoting drama and/or poetry in Modern Language Association (MLA) Style differ from those for quoting the genre of prose. This article discusses rules for using MLA style to format quotes from drama and poetry. Consult the MLA Handbook to learn more. Quoting Poetry The MLA Handbook offers specific guidelines for quoting poetry. Quoting part or all of...

    Published on Jan 02nd 2017

  9. Rhetorical Appeals: A Checklist for Writers

    Why use rhetorical appeals in persuasive writing? Using rhetorical appeals in persuasive writing increases a writer’s chances of achieving his or her purpose. Any rhetorical purpose must be connected to an audience, and rhetorical appeals have been proven to successfully reach and persuade audiences. Logos Strategies for Use: structure of argument, definitions, relevant examples, facts and figures, causal statements, statistics,...

    Published on Jul 14th 2016

  10. Rhetorical Appeals: An Overview

    Successful writers write to win. Whether a writer wants to achieve a particular grade on a paper, persuade a specific audience to adopt an argument, or obtain an interview with a company, a writer writes with a purpose that he or she aims to fulfill. Using rhetorical appeals, particularly in persuasive writing, is a powerful way to persuade an audience....

    Published on Jul 15th 2016

  11. Using Appeals to Kairos in Persuasive Writing

    No better time to use appeals to kairos in your persuasive writing exists. If this term and/or topic are completely new, read “Kairos.” Every day, writers who understand and effectively incorporate kairos into their writing have an advantage: they can creditably connect their message to the audience’s sense of place and time. An effective writer appeals to kairos by considering,...

    Published on Dec 16th 2016

  12. Using Pathos in Persuasive Writing

    Incorporating appeals to pathos into persuasive writing increases a writer’s chances of achieving his or her purpose. Read “Pathos” to define and understand pathos and methods for appealing to it. The following brief article discusses examples of these appeals in persuasive writing. An important key to incorporating pathos into your persuasive writing effectively is appealing to your audience’s commonly held...

    Published on Aug 06th 2016

  13. You-Centered Business Style

    Considering the rhetorical aspects of any writing situation, such as purpose, stance, and audience, is an essential part of adapting the style of a message for any audience. Adopting a you-centered business style can help you achieve your purpose, choose a stance, and analyze your audience.  A you-centered business style employs the you view and an audience-centered tone to choose particular words and adopt a targeted tone in a message. The “you...

    Published on Sep 04th 2014