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The rhetoric of space in the design of academic writing locations

, Utah State University, United States

Utah State University . Awarded


This dissertation explores the rhetoric of space as it relates to academic computer writing locations—specifically, computer labs, computer classrooms, and writing centers. Using observation, surveys, interviews, and textual analysis, the author discusses seven rhetorical principles of design for these spaces, including designing for specific audiences, attention, clarity, enthymematic flexibility, identification, pathos, and shared ethos. Ultimately, applying a rhetorical gaze to these areas can help us to design more effective computer spaces in academia.


Bemer, A.N.M. The rhetoric of space in the design of academic writing locations. Ph.D. thesis, Utah State University. Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .

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