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ENG 111: Introduction to Academic Writing (Bridge): Home

For your assignment, you will...

  • Locate a text composed by members of your selected organization
  • Analyze the text's rhetorical situation, identifying its exigence, audience, and constraints
  • Substantiate the claims you make about the text’s rhetorical situation, and its response to this situation, with evidence from the text itself and other relevant sources


In this library session, you will find supporting sources to complete your assignment...

Following this session...

Students will be able to critically evaluate appropriately authoritative and relevant sources to substantiate the analysis of their text's rhetorical situation.

Please watch this video prior to your session in the library!

Love, Rebekah. "Information Literacy Principles: Authority is Constructed and Contextual." YouTube, uploaded by Rebekah L, 7 July 2016,

ACRL Frame and Student Learning Outcome

According to the Association of College & Research Libraries, authority is constructed and contextual. Information resources reflect their creators’ expertise and credibility, and are evaluated based on the information need and the context in which the information will be used. Authority is constructed in that various communities may recognize different types of authority. It is contextual in that the information need may help to determine the level of authority required.

"Authority is Constructed and Contextual." Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Association of College & Research Libraries, 11 Jan. 2016,

Elena Rodriguez, Instruction Coordinator

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