In the tech world, you don't really talk about audience. Instead, you talk about "users" and "user experience." Each of you have identified a problem with the user experience around a particular aspect of campus. Your job is to help improve that user experience.
For today's post, due two things: first, identify what you've learned in 100-200 words about audience from the reading from Monday and today. Post what you have to say by clicking on the "comment" button on this screen.
Then, go to this link: studentbridgew.sharepoint.com/sites/IR/Shared%20Documents/AAG.pdf
This is general enrollment data from 2021.
You can also check out the BSU fact book: https://studentbridgew.sharepoint.com/sites/IR/SitePages/Factbook.aspx
These are two sites where you can noodle around and find out information about your university. You can find out information about who goes here, how long they take to graduate, if they change majors a lot. It's a lot of stuff, and not totally easy to work through, but this is one way you can find information out about your audience.
One more link. this one to something called the NSSE report, which is the National Survey of Student Engagement. This report positions BSU among other link institutions, and includes what students --first year and seniors report on their experiences at this institution. It's pretty interesting. This is the link to the snapshot, but you can click back and see all the different reports. I find the Frequencies link to be (long) but very interesting. Among other things, it includes things like how long people work compared to other institutions.
Here is that link: studentbridgew.sharepoint.com/sites/IR/SiteAssets/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=%2Fsites%2FIR%2FSiteAssets%2FSitePages%2FN%2FNSSE20%5FSnapshot%2Epdf&parent=%2Fsites%2FIR%2FSiteAssets%2FSitePages%2FN
So, for your second post, which is a group post, indicate what you've learned about your audience and talk about what other information you'd want to know as you plan to improve their user experience of BSU.
I think you are getting that point. Another way to think about this, English majors, is that everything is a text to be interpreted. And authors of texts try very hard to develop texts that lead a reader to interpret in a particular way.
To be able, as a reader--and I use that term loosely--to consider the rhetorical moves a text--and I'm using that term loosely, too--is to have power over the effects of that text--on you, on your world, etc.
Thus, rhetorical action is a real thing. If you can understand who has power over you, you then have power to act against it.
TO START TODAY'S DISCUSSION: Please post 200 words (roughly) on this question: How is this "text" from the On the Media podcast a rhetorical analysis? How do we see the Aristotelian Triad (logos, pathos, ethos) being used to understand the analysis.