COM 320/520 Presentations

Supplemental readings will be the basis for your presentations. The author names under the Presentation column of the Assignment schedule correspond to the bibliographic citations below. Use these citations to locate a copy of the reading.

Your goals in these presentations are: (1) to give a synopsis of the issues in the reading, (2) to offer illustrative examples of these issues from our class discussions and your research, and (3) to provoke class discussion of these issues as they relate to the class's current focus. In general try to show how these readings supplement or challenge the views expressed in the textbook.

Here is a suggested strategy for preparing and carrying out your presentation:


Supplemental readings:

Bell, Heather D.; Kathleen A Walch; Steven B Katz, 2000. 'Aristotle's pharmacy': The medical rhetoric of a clinical protocol in the Drug Development Process, Technical Communication, 9(3):249-269.

Dahl. T. 2009. The Linguistic Representation of Rhetorical Function: A Study of How Economists Present Their Knowledge Claims, Written Communication. 26(4): 370-391.

Fahnestock J. 2004. Preserving the Figure: Consistency in the Presentation of Scientific Arguments, Written Communication, 21; 6.

Hyland, K., 1996. Talking to the academy: forms of hedging in science research articles. Written Communication, 13:251-81.

Paul, D., 2000. In citing chaos: A study of the rhetorical use of citations, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 14(2): 185.

Peacock, Matthew,  2010. Linking adverbials in research articles across eight disciplines, Ibérica 20,  9-34.

Vande Kopple, W. J., 1998. Relative Clauses in Spectroscopic Articles in the Physical Review, Beginnings and 1980, Written Communication, 15(2): 170-201.