â€¢ â€œAnatomy of an Essayâ€ (Handout)
â€¢â€œMLA Formattingâ€ (Handout)
â€¢Introduction to Rhetorical Analysis (PowerPoint)
â€¢ Ethos, Pathos, Logos (Handout)
â€¢ T-GAP (Handout)
â€¢ Claims, Reasons, Evidence (Handout)
â€¢ Templates & Transitions (Handout)
You will conduct a rhetorical analysis where you will be identifying and examining the Aristotelian appeals of ethos, pathos and logos in either the article â€œLeaving the Paris Agreement Would Be Indefensibleâ€ by Todd Stern OR the article â€œWhy Is Climate Change Such a Hard Sell in the U.S.â€ by Firmin DeBrabander. You must offer a critical analysis of the text and bring in your unique insights in order to answer the following question: How does the author argue their case and do they do it effectively? Why or why not?
Purpose: 1) Demonstrate knowledge of important rhetorical concepts such as audience, purpose, genre, and context.
2) Identify and analyze rhetorical and organizational strategies from a variety of texts and employ appropriate strategies to compose thesis-driven essays.
Audience & Point-of-View: Assume your reader is unfamiliar with the article you are discussing. Use 3rd person point-of-view (avoid using the pronouns â€œIâ€ or â€œyou.â€). E n g l i s h 1 2 0 R h e t o r i c a l A n a l y s i s E s s a y
Requirements ï‚” Your essay should be 1000-1500 words in length (about 4-5 pages).
ï‚” Craft a catchy title that encourages the reader to keep reading.
ï‚” Include an introduction paragraph, 3-4 body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.
ï‚” Use MLA formatting, and include the word count in your heading.
ï‚” Highlight your thesis yellow, and your topic sentences green.
ï‚” Include 10-15 templates and transitions. Highlight these blue.
ï‚” Submit your essay to Canvas by the final due date.