Rhetorical Analysis Practical Argument
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Rhetorical Analysis Practical Argument
Eng. 1CEssay # 2 Rhetorical Analysis– Essay# 2 (2-3 pages)
The objective of the essay is to closely analyze the rhetorical strategies used in one of the readings of your textbook, Practical Argument. Choose ONE of following articles for a Rhetorical Analysis. The articles are culled from the first four chapters, but if you wish to analyze another article, you are welcome to do so if it is in the textbook, Practical Argument. You must however let me know which article you plan to analyze if it is not one of these below:
Choose ONE of the articles for analysis:
Ellen Ruppel Shell. College May Not Be Worth It Anymore (Pgs. 33-35)
Marty Nemko. We send too many students to College (Pgs. 36-39)
Jennie Le. What does it mean to be a College Grad? (Pgs. 40-41)
Bryan Caplan. The World Might be better off Without College for Everyone. (Pgs. 42-47)
Mary C Daly and Leila Bengali. Is it Still Worth Going to College. (Pgs.48-53)
John Tierney. The Reign of Recycling. (Pgs. 66-70)
Bob Holmes. Waste Not…? (Pgs. 76-80)
Jenny Luna. We Are So Forked. (Pgs.80-82)
Rajiv Ravisankar. Sweetshop Oppression (Pgs. 121-123)
Jerome Seiger. Sweatshops Are Good. (Pgs. 124 125)
Structure of the paper:
Introduction: Introduce the article and articulate the thesis of the article. End the introduction with an assessment of the effectiveness of the argument. The effectiveness of the argument should be based on rhetorical strategies employed by the writer(s) of the article. This will be your thesis for the Rhetorical Analysis.
Example of the last line of the introduction: Mary Daly and Leila Bengali in Is it Still Worth Going to College present an effective argument for the value of a financial investment towards a college degree as their evidence and reasoning is largely drawn from recent research in the field.
Body Paragraphs: This will be an analysis of the Rhetorical situation and Rhetorical Strategies Used. (Tip: Consult the PowerPoint of Chapter 4 to get to understand both Rhetorical Situation and Rhetorical Strategies). You may use some or all the criteria that apply to your article. You may also begin the first body paragraph with a summary of the article.
Rhetorical Situation: Analyze the Writers background, the Writers purpose, and the Writers audience. Support with textual evidence from the article
Rhetorical Triangle: Consider the means of persuasion: Logos, Pathos and Ethos. Decide what weightage is given to each in your chosen article. Support with textual evidence from the article
Rhetorical Strategies: Analyze the thesis, the organization, the evidence, and the stylistic techniques of the writer. Support with textual evidence from the article
Conclusion: Conclude with a final assessment of the effectiveness of the argument of your article and provide your reasoning for the assessment. You should examine both the strengths and the weaknesses and decide whether you find the argument effective or not. This assessment should support the thesis of your paper.
Outline your article when preparing for the essay as that will give you a good idea of the thesis and evidence of the article.
Be 2-3 pages long and formatted according to MLA guidelines.
Your thesis should assess the effectiveness of the argument based on some elements of the texts rhetorical strategies (how the argument is put together)
Introduce the text properly and summarize the texts argument clearly and concisely.
Use quotations as evidence of your thesis and where appropriate in the summary.
Explain how the rhetorical strategies work (how they are meant to impact the reader)
Explain how the rhetorical strategies support the text’s overall argument.
Incorporate quotations properly and use in-text citations for them as needed.
Use signal phrases to attribute ideas to the original author.
Be written effectively and coherently, with few punctuations or grammatical errors.
1st draft —— Wednesday July 7
2nd draft — Sunday July 10
Peer editing on Canvas Monday July 11
Final essay Wednesday July 13
QUALITY OF RESPONSE NO RESPONSE POOR / UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY GOOD EXCELLENT Content (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking. 30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking. 40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete. 50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing. Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points). Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper. 5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper. 10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources. 15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources. 20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment. Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors 15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. 20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free. Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever. 5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. They can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper 7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment. 10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally, the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.
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