Four Types of Context in Writing

  • Cultural Context. Culture refers to the traditions, beliefs, customs, and way of life specific to a particular group of people.
  • Historical Context. Historical context refers to what was going on in the world during the timeframe in which a work is set or was written.
  • Physical Context.
  • Rhetorical Context.

Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you

1. How do I use context effectively within an essay?

When should I quote?

  • Discussing specific arguments or ideas. Sometimes, in order to have a clear, accurate discussion of the ideas of others, you need to quote those ideas word for word.
  • Giving added emphasis to a particularly authoritative source on your topic.
  • Analyzing how others use language.
  • Spicing up your prose.

2. How do you write a context essay?

Writing a Context Essay: Revision of Structure 1. • Identify the KEY TERMS (find some useful SYNONYMS which could be used, too). • Formulate a GUIDING QUESTION that uses these key terms. This is the question you will seek to answer in your response.

3. What is context and why does it matter?

The definition of context is the setting within which a work of writing is situated. Context provides meaning and clarity to the intended message. Context clues in a literary work create a relationship between the writer and reader, giving a deeper understanding of the intent and direction of the writing.

4. How to write a context?

The section should be organized as:

  • What is known about the broad topic?
  • What are the gaps or missing links that need to be addressed?
  • What is the significance of addressing those gaps?
  • What are the rationale and hypothesis of your study?