Rhetorical Analysis

Write a one- to two-page (250-600 word) rhetorical analysis in which you examine the rhetorical effectiveness of ONE of the following articles:

“Two Cheers for the Maligned Slacker Dude”
(Writing Arguments pages 481-83)


“Save the Planet, Let Someone Else Drill”
(Writing Arguments pages 569-70)

In your introduction, briefly summarize the article and present your thesis highlighting two or more rhetorical features of the argument that you find central to its effectiveness or ineffectiveness.

Think of your rhetorical analysis as a way to shine a spotlight on important aspects of this argument and to make the argument understandable and interesting for your reader.

Due: Friday, September 20

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