Exercises for Conventions: Drafting Ideas for Conventions

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Introduction

Exercises for Generating, Drafting, and Revising allow you to work on your own writing projects and either generate and plan for them, draft for them, or revise for them. This exercise is for drafting ideas for conventions. You should consider starting your writing process by drafting ideas for conventions if you already know the traditional and rhetorical conventions for the genre, citations, and editing you will use in your writing. If you don’t know the traditional and rhetorical conventions, consider starting your writing process by completing the Exercises for Generating Conventions. Below are three exercises to draft conventions in your writing. Complete all three exercises.

Follow Proper Content and Formatting Standards for Genre

Discuss the ways in which the form/design you are using is appropriate and effective for the genre you selected, the audience you chose, and the goals you’d like to accomplish and discuss what you should keep in mind while drafting your text.

The chosen topic is “Gun control in the state of Pennsylvania”, which suggests that the appropriate writing genre is a persuasive essay. Persuasive writing should include a critical introduction, several paragraphs that articulate problem importance, problem refutation, and a conclusion. The target audience is citizens of Pennsylvania concerned with the present gun control policies, who frequently read blog posts related to gun control. It means that the use of visuals, simple supporting statistics, avoiding lists, and the use of subheadings are essential for reading comprehension. Hence, it is important to keep in mind the rhetorical nature of persuasive writing in social media, while respecting the data the ideas are derived from.

Discuss the ways in which the content you will include is appropriate and effective for the genre you selected, the audience you chose, and the goals you’d like to accomplish and discuss what you should keep in mind while drafting your text.

The proliferation in gun purchases online in Pennsylvania is alarming. Walsh (2020) reported that Pennsylvania has notable loopholes in its background check systems. It means that guns are purchased online or from private sellers with no clear risk protection approach. It means that the critical tone used in persuasive blog posts should call for the attention of potential victims of abuse and gun traders.

Follow Proper Content and Formatting Standards for Citations

Discuss the ways in which the citation conventions you decided to follow are appropriate and effective for the genre you selected, the audience you chose, and the goals you’d like to accomplish and discuss what you should keep in mind while drafting your text.

Since the topic was chosen derives from the field of social sciences, it is important to follow APA 7th edition citation style for referencing ideas. Summarizing and paraphrasing are recommended for a direct quotation. The suggested in-text referencing for the blog posts is the use of hyperlinks to ensure that readers might continue exploring other blog entries or external news on the subject. However, all authors should be acknowledged in the reference list that follows the blog post.

Follow Proper Content and Formatting Standards for Editing

Discuss the ways in which the editing conventions you decided to follow are appropriate and effective for the genre you selected, the audience you chose, and the goals you’d like to accomplish and discuss what you should keep in mind while drafting your text.

The editing conventions considered for the genre are the word limit of 600 words, the eventual use of colloquial statements, and the use of clear punctuation. The use of strict word limits allows attracting the attention of the reader without creating a sense of a ‘long-read’ text, which could be distracting. Colloquial statements enhance appeal to the general public, while editing will be required to ensure that those are not overused. Finally, clear punctuation is essential to disseminate ideas stated by the author.

Reference

Walsh, P. (2020). Your view: Pandemic highlights the need for Pennsylvania gun control laws. The Morning Call. Web.

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