Some aspects of genres that will be influencing my web texts contribution would be the way things are discussed, question and answer, social, communicating relationships. This is where we come up with what to do with our groups.

Also situated, the way our website needs to look, the appeal of the audience and the target of the website. What are we trying to interest the viewers in.


Genres and more genres

Dean tells us that genres aren’t only about literary texts anymore, but that they go far beyond that. There’s a social aspect of genres that people often sometimes miss. Every day texts have more of a genre context than our literature in the classroom. There are many different forms of genres which consist of, social, rhetorical, dynamic, historical, cultural, situated and ideological.

The genre that speaks out to me most out of these seven is the social genre. In reading Deans observations of a social genre I understand that if you are to be applying for a certain area of work that requires research and knowledge on a current event of the world and you submit a poem then you may not be hired due to the fact that it is not what was asked in that specific “social genre.” Social genres are how you interact with people and certain things. I don’t quite understand that some social genres can build off of one another when they are to be their own genres.

Historical genres are when something new comes about, but how is that so if it’s a “historical” genre. Doesn’t that mean something in the past? So how can it be new? Historical genres are to rely on something that has already came about but what is that specific thing that it relies on? How do you draw the line for that? To me, cultural genres have the same sense of lead as historical genres do. All of the aspects that cultural genres give off are based on something previous but also have just a little something different about them that makes it a new genre.

Ideological is one of the genres that i most understand and can really use. This genre speaks out and informs what you know, how you know it, what you stand for and how you view it. It’s a typical genre of the world that I see people using every single day, even in our writing class. Dean states that “The workers’ dilemma indicates how participation in workplace genres situates writes in relations of power.” This confused me a bit. Is the wrong ideological genre being taught in schools? Is your teacher teaching their own ideological genre to prepare you for what they might think is the real world and the right way or the true curriculum of all schools ideological genre to prepare you for standardized testing.


Consider write up quotes from and interview, maybe actually see it (tattoos), or hear from an MP3 what they have to say. Over all story from the interviewers words.

Allow yourself time to compose your magazine

Web text form, expectation of a magazine, appropriate to the genre that you chose. Editing attention, need to have a multimedia composition. Multimedia elements need to be of your own photography, own charts, own audio.

Two separate opinions need to be addressed, how is speaking to the larger contribution.

Your contribution should be able to stand outside of this class

The Understanding of Viewpoints: Religion and Art Collide

To date, previous research has examined two different perspectives of tattooing on American society- one being the negative viewpoint that religious persons possess and the other being the positive viewpoint from individuals that value art. Likewise, research that has been completed gives evidence of generational divides within the community of tattooing and shows how both acceptance and significance, of most everything, but specifically tattooing, has changed over time (Anne Brenoff 2015). This special edition magazine strides away from the positive and negative viewpoints and rather proposes the way in which religion and art may collide. Furthermore, this magazine focuses on both extremes to obtain a better understanding of the intersection of viewpoints that the two different types of people have. Lastly, this magazine touches on the generational divides that come from changing acceptance and significance within society and explains how such aspects have caused tattooing to become what it has today.


  • Second Screen Viewing
  • Social media and activism
  • Art and story telling

  • Remembrance- Is it only okay if you are getting a tattoo to remember someone rather than something?
  • Honoring- is a tattoo better if it’s to honor rather than random?

  • In English if we class speak of popular topics in society to get the students attention (tattoos)
  • illustrations

  • Media- is it popular
  • Advertisement- studios advertising what they think is a right tattoo
  • Networking

  • Custom
  • Unique- different
  • Expression

  • “The world of sports has become the world of tattoos”
  • The “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat”
  • The “thrill of tattoo artistry and the agony of the tattoo needle.”