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Audience Analysis

Date: 4/10/2017

Reviewer Name: Ang Zhou

Name of Website: (I only received a word doc of three blogs and I didn’t find URL of the website in google doc before Sunday midnight)

 

Blog Post#1 Title: Flying high with aerospace engineering.

  1. What examples from blog#1 demonstrate how the author has presented information in a persuasive manner as opposed to just informational?

The author tried to show the audience that aerospace engineer is interesting. And, the author compared the aerospace engineer with computer science engineer to show why aerospace engineer is interesting.

  1. What examples from blog #1 demonstrate how the author has customized the article to their unique target audience as opposed to providing generic content that can be applied to any target audience?

The author specified at the end of this blog that engineering is the way to go for those unique audience who want to learn awesome new things and be able to solve the world’s problems with clever uses of science and math.

  1. What examples from blog #1 demonstrate how the author has designed the overall website in a way that will be easy for readers to navigate?

Since I only got the doc instead of website, I think I can’t figure it out.

  1. What examples from blog #1 demonstrate how the author has considered potential misconceptions or counter-arguments about their topic?

The author point out that aerospace engineer is hard but interesting at the beginning of this blog.

  1. How can the writer revise this article to make it more compelling?

The topic is about aerospace engineering, but the second paragraph of this blog is about the general engineering. I think it will be more compelling if you introduce “What is aerospace engineering?” instead of “What is engineering?” I can’t find any in-text citation in this document either.

 

Blog Post#2 Title: Keeping the Economy afloat: Economics major

  1. What examples from blog#2 demonstrate how the author has presented information in a persuasive manner as opposed to just informational?

The author illustrates the aftermath of the crash in 2008, telling the audience that economists can clearly see the signs that caused the recession. Besides that, the author states another attractive point is that Economy majors have the time to join many clubs on campus.

  1. What examples from blog #2 demonstrate how the author has customized the article to their unique target audience as opposed to providing generic content that can be applied to any target audience?

I think this blog can be applied to all high school students since the author didn’t specify what kind of qualities should the audience have.

  1. What examples from blog #2 demonstrate how the author has designed the overall website in a way that will be easy for readers to navigate?

Since I only got the doc instead of website, I think I can’t figure it out.

  1. What examples from blog #2 demonstrate how the author has considered potential misconceptions or counter-arguments about their topic?

I didn’t find any counter argument in this blog.

  1. How can the writer revise this article to make it more compelling?

First, I think the project lets us to recommend ONE major or program to a specific group of high school students. So I guess you probably should choose only one major and write 10 blogs about that. Second, I didn’t find any sources used in this blog, which looks weird. Third, the words in this blog might not be enough. I will strongly suggest the author to have a look on the sample of final project posted on elms, which is really helpful.

 

Blog Post#3 Title: Saving the World in Global Public Health

  1. What examples from blog#3 demonstrate how the author has presented information in a persuasive manner as opposed to just informational?

The author use himself/herself as an example to tell the audience that being a global public health major is a rewarding decision. The author shows the passion of describing his stories about global public health, thereby attracting the audience to gain interests on this major.

  1. What examples from blog #3 demonstrate how the author has customized the article to their unique target audience as opposed to providing generic content that can be applied to any target audience?

Still, I think this blog can be applied to any target audience. The author tells a lot of personal experience but never mentions audience.

  1. What examples from blog #3 demonstrate how the author has designed the overall website in a way that will be easy for readers to navigate?

Since I only got the doc instead of website, I think I can’t figure it out.

  1. What examples from blog #3 demonstrate how the author has considered potential misconceptions or counter-arguments about their topic?

I didn’t find any counter argument in this blog.

 

  1. How can the writer revise this article to make it more compelling?

Telling the personal stories about Global Public Health is okay, but I think you should also apply more credible secondary sources or personal survey or interview. Besides that, keep audience in your mind is very important. Instead of keep talking about yourself, you probably should mention your audience and explain why this major is suitable for your specific audience.

 

  1. Have I uploaded my complete guide to my peer’s comment box?

Yes.

  1. Have I uploaded my completed guide to my own assignment space?

Yes.

 

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Summary about the Blog

This whole blog experience was very eye opening and we collectively learned a lot. The most difficult part of this whole experience was finding arguments that could valid our viewpoints. With the whole gun control debate people tend to always bring up the 2nd amendment and the fact that our country was founded on those values. When advocating for more gun control we must find a way to refute that argument. The research needed to do this was the most challenging part. It requires us to really get familiar with the 2nd amendment. The other difficult part of this assignment was the fact that we had to work with other people. Group work in itself is always a challenge. Arranging times to meet and coordinating is a major challenge that comes with group work. The passion we all grew for the blog was unexpected, this started as an assignment and became something we truly enjoyed doing. Because this blog was something I worked on so often we truly wanted it to be as perfect as possible. Knowing that we had full creative control was over something was a great feeling. As a group we also didn’t think that we would gradually become so passionate about the topic of gun control. The more we researched the topic we saw how much of a problem it was. Our view on gun control became stronger as the weeks went on. This was an unexpected thing to happen. The biggest take away from this assignment was seeing how much social media could impact policies and things of that nature. This assignment personified the power of social media. Growing up in this era we are always exposed to the Internet. However, when you are put in control of a means of social media, which advocates for something you realize the power you have. Essentially the power to sway anyone’s opinion is in our hands. Another takeaway from this is the importance of aesthetics on a social media platform. Its not enough to simply have a blog, it must be properly taken care of in order to maximize the effectiveness.

It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of Them.

I came across this very interesting article while doing research. With gun control, we know that there are two side’s people advocate for. One being more gun control the other side being less gun control. This article proposes that we eliminate guns all together. This is taking pro-gun control to a whole new level. The logic behind this viewpoint is that if we want something to stop posing a problem why not eliminates it as a whole. For instance, if someone wants to eat healthy the simple solution is to cut unhealthy food out of their life and the problem will be solved.
This article titled “It’s Time to Ban Guns, Yes all of them” gives a very unique perspective on this heated issue. The author explains why the idea of banning all guns can be feasible. He then refutes and potential counter arguments one may have about his viewpoint. He points out that there are two potential reasons as to why people don’t find banning all guns to be possible. The first reason being that there is a reluctance to impose elite culture on parts of the country where guns are popular.” The second reason is that there is a readiness to accept the Second Amendment as a refutation. The article does an excellent job of discussing any possible refutations and addressing them. According to the article, the first amendment gives us the right to refute the second amendment. The public doesn’t have to have the “right to bare arms” if we don’t want too. “That the Second Amendment has been liberally interpreted doesn’t prevent any of us from saying it’s been misinterpreted, or that it should be repealed.” In my opinion this is very well said and valid.
I think that this article makes very great points about gun control. I believe this is truly a viewpoint we need to consider. Problems will continue to persist as long as guns are around. Logically removing them from the situation would be very beneficial.