Genre and social action
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What are the components of Bitzer’s understanding of the “rhetorical situation,” and how do they align with Miller’s sense of genre as social action? What does Miller mean by “social action,” and how can we understand technical writing to be rhetorical (in both Bitzer’s and Miller’s sense of the term)? Finally, in this practical approach to a technical writing introduction, toward what facets of rhetoric or genre does Holloway draw attention? Which facets does he elide? What assumptions about rhetoric and genre does he make? Finally, speculate on what benefits might arise in considering technical writing as a rhetorical genre.