An analysis is a close reading of any text that examines how it is put together and whether or not it uses language effectively to persuade:How well do the components of the argument work together to persuade or move its audience?This assignment asks you to look closely at how an argument is put together and how that affects the reader.Begin by finding an opinion piece from a newspaper.You can check the opinion section of The New York Times, The Washington Post, or another newspaper.Print out the article and annotate it in order to consider how this text is making the argument it’s making.Begin by underlining important words, making notes in the margins, and circling any rhetorical appeals you find. If you’ve never annotated a text before, please read pages 16 and 17 in your textbook for a more detailed description of the process and an example of an annotated text. In case you do not have your text yet, here is a You Tube video that covers similar tactics.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWiBQtJZXfMWrite a response to the article that answers the following questions:
The majority of your response should break down and analyze, not what is being said, but how the argument is being made (how the argument is put together).While you will certainly want to summarize the text, the response should present itself as an argument about the text’s effect on the reader.You want to support your claims with examples from the text. Evidence is necessary to support a strong thesis.For instance, when you respond to question 5, include specific language choices made by the author and discuss their effectiveness.
If the author uses a lot of words akin to “catastrophe” or “disaster,” what effect does this have on you as a reader?▶️ For this exercise, please take a picture of your annotated article and paste it into a blank document.Below the pasted image write your response.The image of your annotated article and your responses to the questions must be submitted in the same document.Please submit your exercise through the Turnitin dropbox below by Sunday at 11:59pm EST. Review this user guide for detailed instructions about how to submit assignments through Turnitin.