Instructions For Rhetorical Analysis Proposal

Your Rhetorical Analysis should summarize your tentative answer to the central question of the rhetorical analysis and the questions related to it as outlined on in the guidelines to the presentation.

At the top of the your proposal, write the name of the article, its author and where it was originally published.
Start the proposal with a sentence that tell what your "working assertion" is for your presentation. Writer's often have "working theses" or "working assertions" to start a project or piece of writing, knowing that it may change slightly or even radically by the end.

Your proposal should begin with a sentence like the following.
David Zenzenko's goal in his essay is to create sympathy for the teenagers who are suing fastfood companies and show how, as young people, they are victims of a public health crisis and not examples of a the failure of parental or personal responsibility.

In part that follows,, tell me some of the things you are going to address in your presentation. Refer to the language you have available to you from your classwork and your own essays.

You can say things like "We will analyze…" "We will demonstrate…" "We will explain…" "We will use…" and "We will show…."

At the end of the proposal, list your tentative group assignments in the following form.
Joe Strummer: Joe will be working on presenting the context of the essay in terms of a current debate over health care reform.
Mick Jones: Mick will be look at how the writer creates sympathy for people without health care to persuade readers that the public option is important.

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