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As a simplified way of introducing students to the concept of the rhetorical situation, so that they can analyze it while reading, you can ask them to play the role of author for a few minutes. Ask them to pretend that you are one of their parents, and that they are back in high school. Their curfew is 1:00 a.m., and their goal is to persuade you to be able to stay out until 2:00 a.m. What would be the most effective way to do so?