Team Workspace

The Team Workspace is a writing space that is shared with teams. Teams can use a range of media. Snapchat. Facebook Messenger. Instagram When Teams come across interesting information about their project, it's useful to share that information with their team. Team members need to keep one another apprised of ongoing developments. It's not uncommon to use software applications to manage team communications. Team Research Workspaces are likely to be encrypted. Synonymous Terms: Document Management Portfolio

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Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics is a topic of academic inquiry focused oninterpretationunderstandinga textual research method used to explore a range of topics, includinghistory, culture, stylethe ways culture and social networks shape interpretation the ways personality and mindset shape interpretationthe effects of new technologies on interpretationways interpretive practices reinscribe power relations between rhetors and audiences. Hermeneutics is derived from the Greek word hermeneuin, which means to interpretfrom Hermes, the Greek god who could convey messages across realms—the underworld, the world of mortals, and the divine realms. Key Terms: Critical Thinking; Critical Analysis; Dialectic; Flow,...

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Persona

The term persona refers to a rhetor's use of a literary mask to hide his or her true opinion about a matter. Right or wrong, readers made judgments about who you are as a rhetor. As an author, you may consider your tone and voice as reasoned, thoughtful, and intelligent whereas the reader might dismiss your text as biased, underdeveloped, or emotional. Communication is invariably a psychosocial, semiotic process. At one level, you cannot control the interpretations of your audience. However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't try! At the very...

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Rhetorical Analysis

Rhetorical Analysis is the practice of analyzing a rhetorical situationto understand human decision makingto guide efforts to communicate and composeto interpret the texts of others.a mode of reasoning that informs composing and interpretation.a heuristic, an invention practice, that helps writers go beyond their perspectives and consider the perspective of the audience the process undertaken to generate rhetorical knowledge.a method of analysis used to understand and critique texts. Rhetorical Analysis is a vital workplace, academic, and personal competency--a way of producing rhetorical knowledge In January of 2020, the COVID-19 virus swept...

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Rhetorical Knowledge

Rhetorical Knowledge is "the ability to analyze and act on understandings of audiences, purposes, and contexts in creating and comprehending texts" (CWPA 2011, hyperlinks added). Key Words: Epistemology; Rhetoric; Rhetorical Analysis; Rhetorical Situation Rhetorical Knowledge is one of the four core competencies gained from writing, according to The Council of Writing Program Administrators, The National Council of Teachers of English, and The National Writing Project (2011). "Rhetorical knowledge is the ability to analyze and act on understandings of audiences, purposes, and contexts in creating and comprehending texts. Rhetorical knowledge is...

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Knowledge

A Knowledge Claim believed to be true by an investigator or research community may be referred to as Knowledge. Knowledge may be defined broadly as perception, awareness, understanding, and recall of information (e.g., facts, theories, stories, theories) and sense perception--i.e., what we perceive as humans from our five senses. Key Terms: Knowledge; Scholarly Conversation As humans, we are driven to expand human knowledge. When people say they want to make a contribution to human knowledge, they probably mean they hope to develop an original insight, theory, or application--i.e., something no...

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Infographics

Infographics are a genre of discourse that relies primarily on visual language rather than alphabetical language to convey a messagea visual representation of information, typically quantitative data but at times qualitative data, that tells a single story or argument in a visually appealing and interesting way clarifies and highlights logical relationships, trends, patterns in data, comparisons of data, and knowledge conceptsa medium for visual communication that is informed by Elements of Visual Design, including typography, color theory, Gestalt and/or CRAAP design theory. Key Words: If you were given the choice...

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Empiricism

Empiricism is a branch of Epistemology in the field of Philosophythe study of how people reason from observations and sense experiencesto foundation for the scientific methoda theory of knowledge that assumes knowledge-making practices are rooted in sense perception. Key Words: Empiricist; Empirical Research Methods; Scientific Research [ See Also Research Methods ]

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Tacit Knowledge

Tacit Knowledge is a kind of unconscious knowledge procedural knowledge that we know yet cannot express or have difficulties expressingis inchoate: it may be expressed in language but more typically is experienced as an intuition, a feeling, written into our body, our thoughts. “I shall reconsider human knowledge by starting from the fact that we can know more than we can tell"Michael Polanyi In The Tacit Dimension, Michael Polanyi (1966), theorized that we know much more than we can express. For Polanyi, Tacit Knowledge is practical knowledge gleaned from personal experience,...

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Dialectic

Dialectic is the process of reasoned dialog and logical analysis. Argument is a form of dialect. Synonyms: Debate, Rational Discourse, Legal Analysis, Scholarship as a Conversation People engage in dialectics (spoken dialog or written dialog with others) when they debate one another in face-to-face situationswhen they use logical reasoning to debate interpretations of events and texts.when they engage in logical reasoning about opposing ideas, topics, theses/research questions, research methods--and so on. when they engage in Information Literacy practices, particularly Critical Literacy, summary, paraphrase, and citation. Dialectics is sometimes referred to...

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