Persuade your target audience that a) your topic is important and b) that your ideas for future research on that topic should be implemented Use this journal post to explore your ideas for the three essential parts of the Rhetorical Situation: Author This might seem obvious (it’s you!), but here I want you to fully explain how you will function as the author of this multimodal composition. You are a student, an expert on the research that you did for the LR, and….? What else do YOU bring to the table? What ETHOS do you have? Why is YOUR PERSPECTIVE on this research topic unique? Subject / “Text” Again, push past the obvious on the subject/text of your multimodal proposal (research from the LR and new ideas) to be specific about what you envision including in the “message” of your composition. This is the time to think expansively and creatively—not practically. What artifacts are associated with your topic that you could include? What images, sound bites, voices, objects, texts, etc. would work well with the research from your LR? What arguments, debates, counterpoints, and IDEAS might you consider including? Audience Audience is the least fixed concept of the three essential elements because you get to choose who your audience is going to be. At this stage, it is okay to pitch different audiences for your work — who exactly would you want to read/watch/see your multimodal proposal? Be as SPECIFIC as you can here. Visualize that audience. For instance, if you decide to make a podcast or youtube video for this project, who would be your ideal subscriber? If you made a blog, who would be your ideal readers? If you made a digital presentation, who would you IDEALLY want to view it? Modality Reflect on Wednesday’s discussion exercise about how different modalities shape different kinds of arguments. Now, think carefully about the audience that you chose for this assignment: What modalit(ies) might you use to best reach that audience? What types of images/sound clips/videos/graphics/text would *add significant value* to the information you gathered for the Literature Review?