1-page summary Provide 275 words summarizing the paper and upload it in a separate file
Description Format: MLA is required for this assignment.
proper MLA page formatting
Works Cited (at least one source; however, you might use other sources to help your analysis)
Title: something original
Length: 3-5 pages
Tone: This essay should be written in a formal academic tone, using a third-person point of view (no you, your, I, we, us). Use of first-person point of view is acceptable in your introduction and conclusion; however, use it sparingly. Do not use the second-person point of view (no you/your). Write this essay in third person point of view. Do not announce your thesis (This paper is about; or I will discuss… in this paper)
Prompt: Write an essay in which you analyze strategies an author uses to persuade/inform/etc. the audience.
Introduction(hook and thesis)
Summary (a summary can be part of the introduction or its own paragraph after the introduction)
Body paragraphs in support of the thesis: each should include quotes/textual evidence and explanation (3+ paragraphs)
What to do:
Choose an article from the textbook (Part Three readings) on a topic of your choice or find an article through NC Live. Keep in mind that this article could be one of the building blocks for your research later in the semester.
Read and annotate. Pay special attention to the writing strategies used in the article (structure, language, reference, ethos, pathos, logos).
Write a summary
Decide on what writing strategies you want to focus on in your analysis. Write a thesis for your analysis and a thought map/outline
Write Rhetorical Analysis draft
Participate in peer reviews and conference.
Submit your final work work
Review all files posted in this folder to make sure you understand this assignment.
Rhetorical Analysis should have the following structure:
(Introduction): Provide a hook and intro to your topic. Identify the title of the article, the author, and where it was published (context) and its main idea and purpose. Use your analysis of rhetorical triangle in your introduction (audience, the message, context)
End your introduction with a thesis statement, which should be answering the question: Are the writing strategies effective in reaching the purpose of the article and the intended audience. Your thesis should include author’s name (see sample paper).
Provide a one-paragraph summary of the article before moving on to the analysis.
Part II- Body paragraphs (focus on the strategies used most, least, effectively in the article )
o Ethos (Character): Is this person credible? Trustworthy? What is the person’s bias? What do you know about him or her that would influence your interpretation? Find information about the author(s) including any relevant credentials. If you have other information about the writer’s work, include it here and cite it. What is the writer’s attitude toward the subject and audience? Illustrate your claims with analysis, discussion, and specific examples.
o Pathos (Emotional Appeal): To what emotions does the author appeal? How? Is this effective? How does this strengthen or weaken the argument?
o Logos (Logical Appeal) What logic, reason, facts, and/or statistics are presented? What evidence is used to convince the audience? How does this strengthen or weaken the argument?
Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Writing from scratch
Pages / words: 5 / 1400
Number of sources: 2
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English
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