English Composition II – Analyzing a Written Rhetorical Text Purpose of assignm

English Composition II –
Analyzing a Written Rhetorical Text
Purpose of assignment: To analyze the rhetoric of an op-ed or argumentative piece.
Procedure: Last week, you selected an argumentative article from a well-known news source to summarize. This week, you will write a rhetorical analysis of the same article. Your rhetorical analysis should address the following questions (from Chapter 3 of your textbook):
• What is the main point? How does the author support this point or make it convincing? How do these attempts to support the point further the author’s purpose?
• What sort of character (ethos) does the author create through the text? What are all the ways the author uses to build credibility? How do these attempts to build credibility further the author’s purpose?
• How does the author appeal to the audience’s emotions (pathos)? What are the emotions? How do these emotional appeals further his or her purpose?
• Does the author appeal to the reader’s logic (logos) or timeliness (kairos)? How? How do these appeals further his or her purpose?
• What tone or style does the author use? Is the language formal or informal? What do you notice about word choice and the arrangement of ideas? Are certain words repeated? What effect does this tone and style create? How does it further his or her purpose?
Your analysis must adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Introduce the source by title and author early in your paper.
2. Include a brief summary of the article.
3. Include examples, quotations, and paraphrases from the article to support your points.
4. All quotations, paraphrases, and summaries must be cited in APA Style.
5. Write in third person. Do not refer to yourself in the paper.
6. Include an APA Style References page.
7. Proofread carefully so your summary contains few or no mechanical errors.
Length: 500 words.
Format: Standard essay format of introduction, body, and conclusion. Your introduction should include a thesis statement that expresses the main point of your analysis. For an example of a rhetorical analysis, see Chapter 3 of your textbook. Note that your essay does not have to be as long as this example, but it should address all of the key points.
Format the assignment in APA Style: one-inch margins, page numbers at the top right, title page, in-text citations, and a references page.
Submitting the assignment: Attach your essay as a single file Word document or .pdf file and submit to the W3 assignment drop box.
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PART TWO discussion ONLY 100 WORDS
Analyzing a Music Video
Go to YouTube and select a music video. For this particular discussion, it’s best to use a song, artist, or genre that is mostly new to you. However, keep in mind that you will be sharing this video and your notes with the class, so select something appropriate (no overt sex, blood, gore, and so forth). Once you have chosen a music video, complete the following steps in order:
First, turn off your computer screen or turn away from the screen and listen to the song. Take notes on the effects of the auditory modality on you: How does listening to the song affect you bodily—your emotions, bodily sensations, etc.
Next, turn off the sound and replay the video while watching the screen this time. Jot down how the moving images and other visual elements that affect you. Describe your sensations in as much detail as possible.
Finally, watch the video with both the sound and image. What changes between the three different modalities (auditory, visual and multimodal) did you notice?
Include a link to the video or embed it in your initial post.
Discuss your findings to the above three steps.
For your responses, discuss your classmates’ findings. Do their sensations/reactions surprise you? Do you respond differently to the video?

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