Please use easy english no hard grammar because I am an international student. NO plagiarism please. I did little summary of the article I h8 msgs text. and if you have any questions please let me know.
Rhetorical analysis (3-4 pages)
In your second major assignment for the semester, you will analyze an essay, editorial, or similar document that engages with intersections of language and technology (e.g., that texting is ruining English, that computer-mediated communication is its own language, etc.). You will analyze the rhetorical choices the author is making in the source. You will support an argument or thesis about the text’s choices with details from the text itself. (See some tips on thesis statements for this assignment.) Choose one of the below for your analysis:
- Crystal (“2b or not 2b? (Links to an external site.)”)
- Curzan (“Txtng Rules (Links to an external site.)”)
- Humphrys (“I h8 txt msgs: How texting is wrecking our language (Links to an external site.)”) <<<<this is the article that I chooses.
- Pew Research Center (“Writing, Technology and Teens (Links to an external site.)”)
- First draft due March 14 (bring 4 copies to class)
- Revised draft due March 17 (upload to Canvas)
Outcomes for Rhetorical Analysis
- Identify how the purpose of text is achieved through the choices a writer makes
- Determine the effects of point of view on an author’s interpretation/argument
- Organize prose giving priority to more important ideas
- Demonstrate effective logical reasoning in written prose
- Incorporate paraphrases and quotations smoothly and honestly into writing
- Evaluate the degree to which the argumentative choices a writer makes are effective
Some pointers, possibilities, and questions to keep in mind (this is not a checklist!):
- Determine the document’s purpose (implicit or explicit). What argument is it making?
- In examining the text’s appeals to emotion, logic, and credibility, do not turn your thesis into a laundry list. Connect those appeals to the purpose of the essay.
- Determine the audience. Who does the document target? How can you tell? How might audience intersect with the kinds of rhetorical appeals the author uses?
- Who is the author or producer? Why might it matter? Is any bias present or possible? Is the author/producer knowledgeable and reliable?
- How complete and accurate is the information? Is anything missing?
- Examine the tone, purpose, organization/structure, point of view, and context of the document’s text. What do these choices add?
- What is the overall message of the document? What does it attempt to do? Is it successful?