Introduction Connect to our genre readings:Through interacting with genres and viewing them as “lived textualities” thereader will begin to reveal useful information regarding the values andgoals of a discourse community. As genre theorist Amy J. Devittstates, “Because genres represent their communities, they effect and makeconsequential the communities’ interests” (543). In the future, I plan toenter the community of Public Relations because I find great interest in theways companies and people maintain and manage a public image. In orderto analyze the methods of communication in this community I will beexamining three articles from the field looking specifically at itssettings, participants, features, subjects, and patterns.
Feedback?“It’s clear to me that you understand how to analyze genres, and you bring up some interesting points in your discussion. In some areas, however, I wish that you had been more specific with the statements that you make about your community, perhaps including more specific examples from your articles. You set up a nice framework regarding the genre features that you’ve identified, but more examples and elaboration on the features and patterns would have been helpful”“You do a nice job setting up your discussion about discourse and genres. Once you get into the details, however, you tend to remain a bit too general. Instead of making generalizations about your community, it would have been helpful to see more direct examples from the text. It’s clear that you understand the importance of looking at genres, but more support for your arguments were necessary throughout”
Examples!These articles were very professionally written, cited, and executedthroughout. Although the authors were widely trusted, each fact hadanother trusted peer or research conducted to prove as fact. Justglancing over the articles, it is seen that they were constructed in avery professional manner. From the segmentation of all of thedividing sections to the format overall genre tells the public that thisis a document well written which leads the reader to believe thecontents more readily. Presentation is everything, but formatting thisappropriately the authors can get their message across aseffectively as possible in the most constructive way. The professionaltone of the articles shines through every aspect of the papers toexpress their impact on the business world. The thought is if theyconduct themselves in a professional manner, the elite professionalpersonals will be more incline to agree and take their opinions intoconsideration.
What does this reveal about your community?Douglas N. Harris and Tim R. Sass, authors of “What Makes for aGood Teacher and Who Can Tell?” ask questions in their article suchas, “Are there important determinants of teacher productivity that arenot captured by teacher credentials but that can be measured bysubjective assessments? And would evaluating teachers based on acombination of subjective assessments and student outcomes moreaccurately gauge teacher performance than student test scoresalone (Harris and Sass 1)?” Harris and Sass also use data because“using data from a midsize Florida school district, this paper exploresboth questions by calculating teachers "value added" andcomparing those outcomes with subjective ratings of teachers byschool principals actually believe (Harris and Sass 19).” The datashows “teacher value-added and principals subjective ratings arepositively correlated and principals evaluations are better predictorsof a teachers value added than traditional approaches to teachercompensation focused on experience and formal education (32).”
What should we add?This article is very relevant to my topic because it explains thebasics of what and event planner/manager does and what itentails. For example, the author explains, “planners need such avariety of skills because no two days are alike for them” (98).
What should we add?Their purpose was to show that sustainability needs to be incorporated into management development in order to keep the industry market from decreasing and to keep stakeholders happy. The intended audience of this article is management companies in the hospitality industry, as well as training companies, HR departments, and large names in the industry that are looking to increase profits and make a move toward sustainability.
What should we add?Stating, “Sustainability in terms of the environment has beenincorporated into many university communities’ operations andinto numerous degree programs, such as inengineering, business, and architecture, however, sustainabilityappears to be receiving scant attention in hospitalitymanagement degree programs in the United States: theseprograms educate future operations and financial managers inhospitality who will ultimately grapple with the triple bottom line ofsustainability issues,” meaning that out of all the degrees that areeducated on sustainability, hospitality is equally importantbecause at the end of the day.
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