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Discussion Broad 5

For this week’s discussion board, please read Quentin Vieregge’s article “Exigency: What Makes My Message Indispensible to My Reader” and answer the following prompts in a post of at least 250 words:

  1. Find and read an academic article, political speech, or magazine article that employs one of the strategies mentioned in Vieregge’s article. (Include a link to the article in your response.) Which strategy does it employ, and how effective is the text at invoking exigency?
  2. How do you plan to employ exigency in your Advocacy Letter? What strategies would work best for your purpose? Why?

Once you have done that, respond to a classmate in a post of at least 150 words. Do you think your peer’s strategies will work effectively to highlight a sense of exigency in their letter? If so, why? If not, what suggestions could you give them to strengthen it?

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