Summary/Response Essay

Write a two- to three-page (500 to 800 words) essay that summarizes and critiques ONE of the following articles:

Your essay should include a 150-250 word summary of the article and a rhetorical critique that analyzes the article’s rhetorical strategies and evaluates how effectively the article achieves its intended goals. The Question-Asking Strategies on pages 111-13 of The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing should help you focus your critique.

In both your summary and your response, remember to use attributive tags, quotation marks for any quoted passages, and MLA documentation to distinguish your own points about the text from the author’s ideas and language.


Draft Due: October 20

Bring THREE copies of your essay to class for Peer Reviews.

Revision Due: November 1

Bring your Revised Draft, your Initial Draft with my comments on it, and all the Peer Reviews you received to class in a folder with your name on the front cover.

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