Generating Material for Rhetorical Analyses

Part 1: Images & the Appeals

Find an image created by your stakeholder. In a well-developed paragraph, analyze it for either logos, ethos, or pathos. With: EAA chs 2, 3, 4, 5

Part 2: Structural Analysis

Find a textual argument made by your stakeholder. Analyzing that argument, assess whether the argument leans toward a Classical or a Rogerian approach.  With: EAA ch. 7

Part 3: Fallacies

Find a fallacy in an argument made by your stakeholder. Type & print a paragraph explaining how that fallacy works in the context of your stakeholder’s argument. With: EAA ch. 17

Course Name: 
WRD 111
Assignment Type: 
Inventional Activity
Assignment Length: 
One Class Period
Primary Pedagogical Focus: 
Analysis
Preparation Guidance and Instructor Advice: 

This is an assignment set that works as a sampler. You can use this in the week or two before students begin drafting their rhetorical analysis papers in order to help them generate pre-writing materials and try out approaches.  You might also have success getting them into small groups to respond to each other's analyses. 

Additional Information: 

This exercise set was created by Dr. Beth Connors Manke. 

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