Reading assessment: elizabeth wardle | English homework help

 

Instructions: Answer the following questions related to Elizabeth Wardle’s “Identity, Authority, and Learning to Write in New Workplaces”; these questions are designed to get you thinking about understanding the text, and designed to get you thinking about the value of the text:

  1. In what way has research in rhetoric and composition shifted the viewpoints of the nature of communication, according to Wardle?
  2. How would you define “identity” based on Wardle’s essay?
  3. How would you define “authority” based on Wardle’s essay?
  4. How does Alan’s story help you better relate to the development of an authoritative voice in a new discourse community?
  5. Why do you think reading this is important for you to understanding writing, and how might you use this essay in developing your Formal Essay?

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