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RWS 280 Essay #1 Prompt WRITING A RHETORICAL ANALYSIS
The reading: “The U.S. Should Adopt Income-Based Loans Now” by Kevin Carey published in the Chronicle of Higher Education on Oct. 23, 2011
In this first section,
The Prompt: Write a rhetorical analysis of Kevin Carey’s article, focusing on identifying and detailing the following three parts:
- In Part 1, you will need to detail the author’s project: purpose, goal, stylistic choice
(s), overall strategy and (for a grade higher than a C) a general activity.. You will also need to identify the publication’s audience. Where the article was publishedwill tell you about who this audience is, including age and gender of its readers, as well as educationallevel. This information will help you understand why the author made certain decisions about why and how he presented his article. We will discuss this in class. Be sure to take notes.
- For part 2, you must identify one of the supporting claims in Carey’s article, and then identify and analyze the evidence used to prove, support or illustrate that claim. You must also
evaluatethe effectiveness of this evidence on the reader. We will identify Carey’s thesis statement, all supporting claims and evidence in class. Again, take notes!
- For part 3,
you’ll need toidentify where Carey addresses one of the opposition’s claims (also called the counter-argument or prolepsis) and how Carey refutes this claim. You also need to identify the evidence he uses to support or illustrate his refutation/response and evaluateits effectiveness.
I will provide a Writing Strategy for this prompt which you can use to organize and structure your essay, and you can use it as a checklist for your essay. Since I am using the rhetorical strategy of enumeration for this prompt, the Writing Strategy is especially helpful since it gives you more detailed information about how to present and develop each part of the prompt. It will also give you information on what you need to do for a C, B or A paper. Be sure to pay attention to your paragraph structure (see the Basic Academic Outline Handout posted on Blackboard under Course Docs), and edit your entire essay for any grammatical and mechanical errors.
LENGTH: 4 TO 7 pgs
CONNECTION TO STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Successful papers will
3) use critical reading and thinking strategies to
5) articulate in writing key rhetorical concepts,
6) explore the significance of texts to oneself,
7) format a simple manuscript (page margins, appropriate font style and size, paragraph indentation, block style, etc.),
8) edit your own writing for grammar, mechanics, and usage appropriate to various writing situation, 9) critique your own and others’ texts to develop your abilities in academic writing