Project 3 Proposal
Write one paragraph (this implies multiple sentences!) in which you: â€¢ Clearly explain which option you are selecting from the choices on the Project 3 prompt (social issue website, job/career, internship, grad school, law school, future career goal, some other real world project). â€¢ Explain why your topic is of particular interest or importance to you. â€¢ Identify the two websites you want to analyze, and explain why each one is relevant to the option/topic identified above.
RWS 305W Project 3 Prompt Engaging in public discussion with an informed argument The goal of this project is for you to apply the rhetorical analysis skills you refined during Project 2, and practice your new skill of framing analysis in an arena of public discourse. Lakoff contrasts framing models applicable to conservatives and liberals in order to encourage his audience of progressive activists to find ways to create solidarity between their own sub-groups. In what extends from Lakoff, Ryan and Gamson use a case study of a Rhode Island domestic violence awareness movement to illustrate that while framing is a crucial tool for social change, broader concrete efforts must also fuel the movement. With a focus just on the technique of framing, Entman proposes that the communication discipline could accumulate the wide variety of framing work to develop some inter-disciplinary theory. Entman diagrams the practice of â€œframingâ€ to show how framing analysis could be systematized. The latter two articles provide specific descriptions of framing that could be used as basic tools for analysis of other texts. Prompt: Building upon your rhetorical analysis skills, add framing analysis and website evaluation to investigate two websites. This is more of an analytical journal project than it is a formal writing assignment. Document your analysis in a journal format, and compose the short writing tasks as would be appropriate for the particular writing situation. For the subject matter of this project, you have a choice between four options: 1. Contemporary social/political activist movement (e.g., an equality-related issue, animal rights, food movement, etc.). Conduct a website evaluation and framing analysis of two websites related to your selected issue. 2. Job/Career/Internship. Conduct a website evaluation and framing analysis of websites for two companies/organizations in your field. You may focus on specific job announcements for each company or organization, or you may focus on the company itself or a combination. 3. Grad School. Conduct a website evaluation and framing analysis of two graduate program websites relevant to your field. 4. Another option (related to your major) that we agree upon.
my major is civil engineer