Bilingual Re-design Project

In English 108 so far, you have worked with several academic genres, including a response and a literature review. For
this last module, you will consider how the rhetorical situation (including audience, purpose, and context) in which a
text is written and read will influence its content and form. Modifying your writing to suit the rhetorical situation will
help you become a more flexible and persuasive writer.
This last project asks you to draw on the work you have done in your literature review assignment, but to now write
for a new audience and in a new genre—in other words, you will re-design your literature review paper into a new
kind of text (or genre). You may choose from one of the following genres:
● An infographic
● A blog post
● A public letter (e.g., letter-to-the-editor in a campus newspaper or newsletter)
There is a twist to this assignment: You will prepare two versions of your text–one in English and one in another
language (most likely this will be your first/dominant language, but it can also be another language that you have
learned at school). Your general audience (students, university administrators, instructors…your choice!) should
remain consistent, but the language shift will require that you think about any differences between your two
different linguistic audiences. For example, you might ask: How might my text change when
writing for Spanish-speaking international students vs. English-speaking domestic students?
Importantly, you are not writing a direct translation of one text to the other.

Sample Solution

Bilingual Re-design Project

In English 108 so far, you have worked with several academic genres, including a response and a literature review. For
this last module, you will consider how the rhetorical situation (including audience, purpose, and context) in which a
text is written and read will influence its content and form. Modifying your writing to suit the rhetorical situation will
help you become a more flexible and persuasive writer.
This last project asks you to draw on the work you have done in your literature review assignment, but to now write
for a new audience and in a new genre—in other words, you will re-design your literature review paper into a new
kind of text (or genre). You may choose from one of the following genres:
● An infographic
● A blog post
● A public letter (e.g., letter-to-the-editor in a campus newspaper or newsletter)
There is a twist to this assignment: You will prepare two versions of your text–one in English and one in another
language (most likely this will be your first/dominant language, but it can also be another language that you have
learned at school). Your general audience (students, university administrators, instructors…your choice!) should
remain consistent, but the language shift will require that you think about any differences between your two
different linguistic audiences. For example, you might ask: How might my text change when
writing for Spanish-speaking international students vs. English-speaking domestic students?
Importantly, you are not writing a direct translation of one text to the other. Your texts
will necessarily be a little different (perhaps in content, language choices, length,
organization,
design, etc.) because your audiences are a little different.

Sample Solution