|Working with the Amazing Flying Disc
day I was approached by the chair of CU's Department of Physics and Aerodynamics.
Directing me to stand at the other end of the quad she flung a round, flat
object at me. Instinctively, I reached forward to grab the disc out of the
air before it clonked me in the head. As I held the disc in my hand I marveled
at the lightness of the disc. Asking a few questions, I discovered that some
graduate students were working on a project for the space shuttle but had
accidentally created this disc. The chair expressed her frustrations with
the government's unwillingness to fund this particular project. But I noticed
that she was also excited about this recent discovery made by her top graduate
students. That was when she asked me if the writing and rhetoric program
might be willing to enter into a partnership to raise money for a shared
For this assignment, you will be working as a team to develop an initial advertisement for the department's invention. There are a number of different magazines we are interested in developing advertisements for (eg., outdoor sports, pet, scientific, and parenting). Using colored pencils, drawing paper, and teamwork get together and begin to hash out the basics of your ad. This is a brainstorming session.
Locate goal of department and program
Establish advertisement theme
Decide on your audience
Determine the advertisement page(s)
NB: You'll need to keep the rhetorical elements in mind as you and your team begin sketching out the initial site structure.