Rhetorical Analysis

article writing project and need a sample draft to help me learn.

Requirements: 1200 words
Essay Two: Rhetorical Analysis
Through a reliable and credible source (by going to Gleeson Library, Fusion), find an argument on the editorial page or op-ed article in a recent newspaper or magazine. Read it carefully and critically, taking time to make sure you understand the claims it is making and the evidence that backs up the claim. Then analyze it rhetorically, using principles discussed in Chapter 6 (Rhetorical Analysis) from the textbook. Show how it succeeds, fails, or does something else entirely based on its purpose. Perhaps you can show that the author is unusually successful in connecting with readers but then has nothing to say. Or perhaps you discover that the strong logical appeal is undercut by a contradictory emotional argument. Be sure that the analysis includes a summary of the original essay and basic publication information about it in the intro section of the essay (its author, place of publication, and publisher).
Based on our discussion and class activity this week about using AI tools with a critical awareness (see Tuesday Activities, Week Six Module), you can explore through ChatGPT or Explainpaper the processes to “help you think, not think for you.” These tools can assist with brainstorming, finding information, and even reading or creating materials; however, they must be used ethically and responsibly by understanding their limitations and by being accountable for the final version of your writing. Also, the use of AI must be open and documented (see ).
For more details regarding rhetorical analysis strategies and examples, please review Chapter 6 (more specifically pp. 122-28).
This assignment is designed to
Sharpen your critical reading and analysis skills
Help you learn and practice writing a thesis-driven argument with clear topic sentences
Increase your familiarity with the rhetorical concepts of ethos, pathos, logos, and kairos.
Help you see the various argumentative appeals in visual images, or in written documents
Required Format
Use APA style (see the format online: Purdue University, OWL; APA Sample Paper under Week 6 Module)
Double space
Title your paper
Include References page (use at least TWO scholarly sources, such as journal articles, books, standard scholarly website, outside the textbook – one of which must be from standard academic journals/textbooks)
Use 12-point font in Times New Roman
Leave 1″ margins on all sides of the page
Write 3-4 pages (about 1250-1500 words) (double-spaced)
Evaluation Criteria
The first draft due for peer response (during class meeting): October 5
Revised draft due (on Canvas): October 24

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