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You will analyze the rhetorical situation of your chosen text in order to gain a fuller understanding about how and why arguments are being made in which contexts and for which audiences.

You will analyze the rhetorical situation of your chosen text in order to gain a fuller understanding about how and why arguments are being made in which contexts and for which audiences.
In your introduction paragraph, first determine the rhetor’s reputations and purpose (thesis) and the intended audience. Next, provide a brief summary of the text no longer than 200 words. In your thesis statement identify what you believe to be the main strategies the author uses that may, or may not, emotionally, logicallyand/or ethically convince or persuade the intended audience.
Finally, in the body paragraphs of your essay, you should analyze how those strategies work, or not, to support the author’s argument or purpose. You might also want to analyze the genre the author uses to present the argument.