For your first major assignment, you will write a thesis-driven rhetorical analysis of a text or source related to your larger research project for the semester. Your thesis should make an argument that answers the following question: Is the rhetor’s argument effective? Why or why not? Intro : Introduce the text via its rhetorical situation and summarize the rhetor’s argument or position. End this portion of the essay with your thesis. Body: Explain why you think the rhetor is effective or ineffective in their argument using 2-3 of the rhetorical concepts we have discussed: exigence, stasis, ethos, logos, pathos, mythos, Kairos. Use passages from the text itself as evidence to support your argument. Conclusion : Recap your argument on whether the rhetor is successful based on the rhetorical aspects you have identified.