Week 1 Project
By the due date assigned, submit your rough draft of at least 500 words to the Discussion Area as a Microsoft Word document. By the end of the week, respond to at least two classmates with reviews of their drafts.
Read “Understanding the Basics of Argument” in Chapter 3 of your text, Read, Reason, Write. On pages 66-68, you will see a discussion of ethos, pathos, and logos, which you will use as the basis for conducting your analysis. Create your essay in the APA Basic Essay Template 6th Edition or in the template provided to you by the instructor.
For this assignment, you will write a rough draft of a rhetorical analysis essay and submit it to the Discussion Area. After you post your rough draft, you will provide feedback to two peers using the discussion participation questions below.
Read “How the Future Will Judge Us,” by Kwame Anthony Appiah, in our text,
Read, Reason, Write.
Appiah, K. A. (2019). How the future will judge us. In D. U. Seyler & A. Brizee (Eds.) Read, Reason, Write: An Argument Text and Reader (pp. 511-513). New York: McGraw Hill.
Write a 500-word rough draft of your essay in five paragraphs, following the guidelines below. Use the APA formatted template in which to compose your rough draft.
- In the introduction, engage the reader’s interest in the issues of the article. Indicate why you are interested in the issues. Present your thesis and let your readers that you will examine how Appiah has or has not convinced you, through his use of logical and emotional reasoning, of how the future will judge the four practices he discusses in his essay.
- In the second paragraph, summarize the argument and its main points of the article you are analyzing so your readers will know what you are talking about.
- As you said in your thesis, explain, develop, and discuss Appiah’s use of logical appeals in his argument in your third paragraph.
- In another full paragraph analyze Appiah’s use emotional appeals in his argument.
- In your concluding paragraph, wrap up your analysis with a discussion of whether Appiah’s appeals to logic and emotion were effective in persuading you of his central claim.