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.[shortposting]
Read the information for writing your essay in chapter 8 of your text, Writing Arguments. On pages 170-174, you will see an example of a rhetorical analysis essay. Create your essay in the APA Basic Essay Template 6th Edition.
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 “Womb for Rent,” by Ellen Goodman, located on page 169 in our text, Writing Arguments.
Goodman, E. (2016). Womb for rent. In J. Ramage, J. Bean & J. Johnson (Eds.), Writing arguments: A rhetoric with readings (p. 169). Boston, MA: Pearson.
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, telling your readers that you will examine Goodman’s use of logic and of emotion in her 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 the use of logic and the use of emotion in two separate paragraphs.
- In your concluding paragraph, wrap up your analysis. Share why it is an important issue to understand.
By the end of the week, respond to at least two of your peers’ posts, using the following questions to guide your responses:
- What was your classmate’s main point? What evidence did he or she use as support?
- Help your peer with APA in-text citations and references and overall formatting so they can make corrections before submitting the final draft.
- Let the writer know what you think are the best aspects of the rough draft.