Looking back at my rhetorical analysis in writing 150, to sum it up, it was horrendous. It became exceedingly obvious that I had skipped the prewriting step. Forgoing this step caused choppy sentences, multiple grammatical errors, and horrendous flow. The rough draft ended up looking like a collection of jumbled up words. The first attempted felt so bad, I started over entirely. After the review in class, I used the examples to focus my ideas and build off what other people had done. For example, the review helped me to clarify my knowledge and use of Kairos. Once done, it was peer reviewed by my group again. All the other group members commented that I had good ideas, but bad flow and grammatical errors. After revising their respective points and …show more content…
Many of the mistakes I would have deemed inconsequential in the past resembles glaring flaws now. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs were where the most work was done. In the introduction, I inserted a hook and blended the paragraph together. I accomplished this by adding transition words and changing the tense to fit the rest of the essay. In the conclusion, I completely started over. The original was bland, boring, and just plain repetitive. In the revised version, I outlined the essay, restated the thesis, and ended by suggestion other applications. The audience of a paper effects the entire tone and feel of it. When I first wrote the rhetorical analysis essay I considered my audience as the professor. I assumed this because she would be the one reading the essay. My assumption caused me to omit details and kept my writing too formal. By revising my audience, it allows for a larger scope of focus for the essay. Once I figured out that my audience was my peers the essay flowed much better. For example, I explained the idea of logos and other types of appeals. After I had revised my audience the essay began to sound and flow
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"most students are already rhetorically savvy but unaware of their critical processes..." Author Jane Fife puts the three rhetorical analysis pieces to work, ethos pathos and logos, in an attempt to teach rhetorical analysis in a classroom. Fife uses a collaboration of all three types of rhetorical analysis. While the author does make good use of the first two pieces of rhetorical analysis, Pathos, and Logos, Fife strays away from the use of Ethos in her article. Fife applies the rhetorical appeals of Pathos and Logos to teach rhetoric to her class and the reader. However, her use of examples in a classroom backed up with little evidence to prove her authority surrounding the subject causes her readers to doubt her claim that Facebook and
On April 3, 1964, Malcom X published his famous speech named “The Ballot or the Bullet” and on 1963, the author Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter from jail to respond to eight white clergymen, who criticism him for unwise, untimely and extreme. The purposes of both writers are fight for civil rights and black liberation. They both use ethos, pathos and logos in their writings, which extremely useful in getting to their point to persuade the audiences to fight for their belief. Despite there are different between how they use these strategies but both use it very effective and produce very persuasive writings.
I was able to find several resources that helped me understand how to begin writing an analysis. One of the resources that I used came from our textbook “The Little Seagull” (pages 49-53). They were able to describe the key elements in a rhetorical analysis, how to analyze the argument, and how to organize your thoughts for mapping out the analysis paper. This was helpful for me to know how to generate ideas and organize my paper but I still didn’t have my “a-ha” moment. So I dug deeper and went online to view some rhetorical analysis essays to see the set up and how they should sound to help persuade my audience. The most helpful resource that I found was a video on You Tube where Shaun Roundy was explaining the fundamentals of writing a rhetorical analysis. This is where the light bulb finally came on for me and I was able to understand that how I had been writing my analysis paper was all wrong. I was summarizing instead of critiquing the author’s persuasiveness of the argument. Shaun Roundy was able to give the big picture of what instructor’s look for in a rhetorical analysis and start from the bottom by giving the definition of rhetorical analysis and building our foundation of learning by helping me to understand how to apply it. I viewed this video many times, even while I was in the middle of writing to make sure that I had a clear understanding of what my paper should include. I was able to improve my paper by making sure I stated my claim and supported my opinion. I had to make sure I had enough evidence from the article that showed the purpose of the article, the directed audience, and if the author showed either logos, pathos, or ethos. I needed to make sure my claim stated the author’s effectiveness of the argument and showed enough evidence to support my
Jack Shakley’s “Indian Mascots- You’re Out” published on the op-ed page of the LA times, he impacted readers about the argument over professional and college sport teams whose mascots are using Native American names. Shakley is the former chair of the Los Angeles city/county Native American Commission. The author describes the history of using Indian mascots and how it hurt a group of people. He wants readers to know that it is necessary to remove Native American names and mascots from college and professional teams. Jack Shakley uses three strategies to present his argument to show his attitude to remove Indian mascots in teams.
The piece that I will be analyzing is called How It Feels to Be Colored Me. This piece appealed to me because she described her point of view through the use of anecdote. Her perspective of being different caught my attention because most articles about being colored are so clique. This one is out of the ordinary because she thinks of being colored as a good thing. The only thing that could be difficult to analyze about this piece would understand how she feels because back then, black people were treated horribly.
The article I have chosen for my rhetorical analysis is #Gamergate Trolls Aren’t Ethics Crusaders; They’re a hate group because it seemed interesting. The reason I was drawn to this article was because of the title, I was interested to know what it meant. This article, written by Jennifer Allaway, is about gamergate, an online gaming community, and the hate they show towards others. Jennifer does research on sexism in videogames and how it correlates to the gamers that play these games. She was collecting data from different organizations by using a questionnaire that gathered information on diversity in the videogame community. When some gamergate members
Jonathan Kozol revealed the early period’s situation of education in American schools in his article Savage Inequalities. It seems like during that period, the inequality existed everywhere and no one had the ability to change it; however, Kozol tried his best to turn around this situation and keep track of all he saw. In the article, he used rhetorical strategies effectively to describe what he saw in that situation, such as pathos, logos and ethos.
The Letter from Birmingham Jail was written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in April of 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of several civil rights activists who were arrested in Birmingham Alabama, after protesting against racial injustices in Alabama. Dr. King wrote this letter in response to a statement titled A Call for Unity, which was published on Good Friday by eight of his fellow clergymen from Alabama. Dr. King uses his letter to eloquently refute the article. In the letter dr. king uses many vivid logos, ethos, and pathos to get his point across. Dr. King writes things in his letter that if any other person even dared to write the people would consider them crazy.
Today, we are writing an essay. Its content is about reflection and rhetorical analysis. What to reflect it? Reflections on what we learn. We have studied English for a long time. For our international students, from primary school, we learn the content and form of learning is similar to our own native language. When we learn to basic knowledge of English after. We began to learn new things. This knowledge is to make us more skilled use of the English language. So we started to learn writing. In the writing of a lot of knowledge, they like us to write our own language to write an essay. We need to improve our writing skills with a lot of writing skills. These writing skills can be a plus for our writing. It allows people to join them more interested.
Today, when Americans think of the United States, they think of “the land of the free, and the home of the brave”. They think of liberty, and freedom, and independence. But, Americans often forget that there were points in our history where we weren’t quite as free as we think we are today. The federal government was once a smaller, less powerful entity that did not do much to protect our rights and freedoms. But, towards the end of the 19th century, the role of the government began to change. Corporate corruption, economic turmoil, war, and changing ideas of freedom slowly led to the expansion of the federal government.
Throughout the semester, we were assigned five essays. Beginning with paper one, a summary response, we were expected to provide our audience with a brief summary followed by our response to it. I began my paper with a question as the hook, and then I provided the author’s claim. Afterwards, I gave a sentence worth of information about what the article is about and then presented my thesis. My brainstorming process was minimal. Honestly, I did not tackle much on following the writing process. I read the article and began to write accordingly to the assignment sheet. My grade on the essay obviously reflected on that due to no proofreading or revising. There were errors amongst my format, such as, heading and font. As far as feedback, Armstrong
The movie trailer “Rio 2”, shows a great deal of pathos, ethos, and logos. These rhetorical appeals are hidden throughout the movie trailer; however, they can be recognized if paying attention to the details and montage of the video. I am attracted to this type of movies due to the positive life messages and the innocent, but funny personifications from the characters; therefore, the following rhetorical analysis will give a brief explanation of the scenes, point out the characteristics of persuasive appeals and how people can be easily persuaded by using this technique, and my own interpretation of the message presented in the trailer.
Within this field, I would have to make statements and arguments for different cases or for public issues. Additionally, I would have to use rhetorical analysis to understand concepts and reasons from writer’s articles and journals. Rhetorical analysis would help me since I understand how to use it, I could apply it to the controversial essays that I would have to write in my field. For example, I know that politicians have to understand their counterparts position and explain why they are either for it and against it. The first assignment would be to analyze someone’s stance on a known situation. I know that I would start off the paper by making my argument and that would be my thesis. After that I will set up evidence that is for my position and then I will set up evidence that is against my position. At the end, I will use both evidence to help support the claim that I made in the thesis. In order to revise this paper, I would have to start by making sure my thesis is clear and makes sense. Secondly, I would have to check to see if my evidence is relevant to the topic and that my analysis is well thought out and explains the purpose of the evidence. Therefore, using rhetorical analysis would be a vast help in my success for that specific
On another hand, before this semester, I had not found a way to use prewriting to my advantage. This course taught me a new method of prewriting that came in very useful. I noticed that, over the course of these past few months, I began using my prewriting more and more while composing my essays. I learned a method of prewriting that breaks my essay into questions or goals. By compiling the information I need to answer those questions and achieve those goals alongside each other, I effectively create a guide for myself. The information that I pair with the questions is not necessarily detailed. I learned to simply give myself an idea of the content I wish to put there, giving myself the ability to be flexible. This method also works well with my own style of writing. Using this method of prewriting allows me to keep a certain kind of flow to my writing. Instead of having a specific and strict structure to my paragraphs, I convey my message and make it all seem like one cohesive piece. I notice that when I have very
Throughout the Mid-SEE I have written reflections on my writing and participated in group activities. I have received comments back from my peers and suggestions to help with revising my paper. With the help of my professor, Professor Church and my classmates, I was able to comprehend their suggestions to me to make my essay better and by revising my classmate’s essays, I was able to point out mistakes that I might have made in my essay, which made myself go back to my essay and check and see if I had mistakes that just flew by my eyes.