At the beginning of the exam, I will give you an article to read. You will read


At the beginning of the exam, I will give you an article to read.
You will read and annotate the article on your own; make notes of:
The bibliographic information (author name, title of article, publication source, year it was published).
The occasion that inspired the author to write the article (typically found in the first few paragraphs).
The purpose(s) of the article.
The main ideas of the article.
Any pictures, images, or charts in the article.
Any moments in the article that obviously appeal to ethos, pathos, or logos.
After you finish reading and annotating the article, develop a rhetorical analysis thesis statement. I encourage you to use a version of one of these templates:
This article effectively balances appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos to share its message. It establishes its credibility by ________. It appeals to the audience’s need for logic and order by ________. It connects to the audience on an emotional level by ________.
OR
This article effectively appeals to ________ with its ________ and ________ with its ________. However, its appeals to ________ could be stronger by doing ________.


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