smith uses personal examples W r i t i n g

smith uses personal examples W r i t i n g

Essay #2

Rhetorical Analysis

Genre: Rhetorical Analysis in an Academic Essay format
Audience: Educated, curious readers
Length: 1000 words

Write a Rhetorical AnalysisEssay of about 1000 words. You will choose one article from the opinion section of a publication, like The New York Times or The Gulf News from 2020. The article must be one that no AUD student has ever used. It must be an opinion article with a specific author, and it must avoid governmental politics.It must be a special article that you strongly connect to or strongly reject. Explain the rhetorical strategiesused by the writer of the article that caused you the reader, or general readers, to feel/react/respond in a particular way. Think about how successful the writer was. You will have multiplewriting-as-a-process steps and a final draft for this essay.


1) MLA Format

2) An essay that starts with context.

3) The title, author, source and a brief summary of the article in the introduction.

4) Essay parts – introduction, thesis, body paragraphs, so-what section, transitions, conclusion.

5) Your thesis statement must not be a list; it must reveal how the strategies connect. Do not mention ethos, pathos or logos in your introduction. Ethos, Pathos and Logos are rhetorical appeals that you need to understand and include in your body; however, for the thesis, use words that reveal specific strategies. (See your strategies list.)

6) Each body paragraph should include a topic sentence, an introduction of the strategy, two or more sample(s) of the strategy from the article, and an explanation of how the strategy affects readers/you.

7) You must have transitions that reveal how the strategies connectbetween body paragraphs.

8) You must include a quote from your Handbook that gives facts/information about rhetorical strategies in the body of the essay.

9) Your essay must include a significance sectionas the last body paragraph of the essay. In this section reveal overall how successful the article is. Also, include your opinion about the topic and a sentence or two of critical thinking brilliance. You might start this paragraph. “Author’s last names article made me…”

10) Your conclusion should restate the author and title. It should also include a “grown-up” restatement of the thesis. End with a look to the future in relation to the topic of the article.

11) Please use present tense when talking about what the author does in the article. Smith uses personal examples to…

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