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social autism or evolution?

ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS: Write a paper that analyzes an issue at home, work, or school, or one that occurs generally in civic life from the angle of Marxism, Feminism, Narrative, Visual perspective, Dramatistic, Music, and/or Media-centered Perspective(s). The paper should use research to help support the analysis. Write at least 7 pages Use at least 3-5 primary or secondary sources Use headings to help organize the paper Use research to support your ideas, making deliberate use of the rhetorical principles and theories we’ve discussed in class. Think of how your paper can make strong appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos to persuade the audience. How can your paper choose an effective arrangement and style? You might begin the paper with a strong, 2-paragraph introduction. In a 2-paragraph introduction, the author generally starts the first paragraph with an explanation of context and the second paragraph with an explanation of how the context will be studied in the paper. To access the full paper click here Social Autism. ENC3371 Rhetoric Practice & Theory.
PROFESSOR’S COMMENTS: Really intriguing work, Silvana. While I think you try to at points move too fast (not fully developing your claims) or too slow (a bit too much background), overall you raise good points and try to tackle big things in this paper. Your scope is perhaps too big for a paper this size, but I deeply value your efforts and care in this work. Purpose (37/40 points): The author calls the audience’s attention to the issue, analyses the issues from a rhetorical perspective, and uses research to back up the analysis; Context (18/20 points): The project demonstrates a clear sense of the rhetorical situation, including meeting the needs and expectations of the audience; Organization (19/20 points): Purpose is clear for the essay and for each paragraph of the essay; Document Design (10/10 points): The document is designed with the audience in mind and represents information accurately; Mechanics (9/10 points): There are no noticeable spelling or grammar errors.
GRADE: 93/100


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visual rhetoric – power point presentation

ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS: Complete a 5-10 minute presentation for your peers on a rhetorical term, idea, or concept. You will sign up for topics in class. Make sure to design your slides from a rhetorical perspective. That is, create a presentation with your audience(s) in mind. Too many visuals might make your presentation abstract and hard to understand. To access a PDF version of this presentation please click here visual rhetoric_lowres. ENC3371 Rhetoric Practice & Theory.
PROFESSOR’S COMMENTS: Not available
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defining rhetoric – 3 step project

ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS: The main purpose for this assignment is to produce a class definition of rhetoric that represents the various viewpoints and ideas of our class. To do this, you will begin by individually writing a 2-page paper that defines rhetoric. You have some latitude in how you complete this 2-page paper. You might write an encomium or an invective. You might also write a dramatic Platonist dialogue between people to illustrate a point. Whatever the approach you choose for the short paper, keep in mind it will be remediated into larger documents through an extended negotiation with your peers. The penultimate goal for is to create a document that can serve as an ongoing theoretical and practical resource for you to use as you continue your education. Personal Paper Definition of Rhetoric_Personal Paper_Rev1 Group of 3 Paper Defining Rhetoric Final_SmallGroup Group of 10 Final Paper Much Ado About Rhetoric_Rev1 Much_Ado_About_Rhetoric_Grade and Comments. ENC3371 Rhetoric Practice & Theory.
PROFESSOR’S COMMENTS: Nice work. A very elegant approach and interesting throughout. There are some missteps, some things overlooked, etc., but overall this is a strong approach to rhetoric that I enjoyed quite a bit. If I were to point to one thing that stood out negatively, it would be how easily/simply you laid out a definition (and not the most nuanced of ones) and how you skimmed over the rich history of definitions and ideas that have given rhetoric its shape today. I assume you wanted to streamline your time/space and you wanted to take a more practical approach– both good ideas –but I’ll admit to missing the history of rhetoric. Aside from that, and a few errors, this was a particularly strong and enjoyable approach. I loved your uses of examples, your clear and easy prose, your overall approach. Well done.
GRADE: 69/75 Content (27/30 points) Organization (18/20 points) Document Design (15/15 points) Mechanics (9/10 points)


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rhetorical analysis – vw beetle ad

ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS: For this paper, you will rhetorically analyze a text of your choosing. Your rhetorical analysis must explain how the text was constructed to impact its audience. You should start by analyzing the images, music, or text of the composition. How did the author use aspects to create a tone/mood? How did the author organize the text to establish appeals to ethos, pathos and/or logos? Is the text meant to be persuasive? What is the text’s purpose or goal? What genre is the text? What is the occasion or reason this text exists? Who is the audience for this text? Be sure that your rhetorical analysis presents a thesis statement (an OPINION in the form of a STATEMENT that needs EVIDENCE to support it). What Course Outcomes Am I Working On? • Apply rhetorical theory through developing an analytical framework; • Analyze rhetorical principles, ideas, or concepts in public or professional texts; • Develop a rhetorical language for thinking broadly about communication; • Use rhetorical theory to inform writing decisions, including issues of style. To read analysis please click here Rhetoric_Analysis_VW_Lemon_Ad_wComments . ENC3371 Rhetoric Practice & Theory. 
PROFESSOR’S COMMENTS: Excellent work, Silvana. While there are a few rough points (mostly noted above in your test), overall this is a strong, thoughtful analysis of the ad and laid out as a persuasive and meaningful argument. Thank you for your obvious work here. For full comments, please click on the link above.
GRADE: 95/100


social autism or evolution?

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visual rhetoric – power point presentation

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defining rhetoric – 3 step project

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rhetorical analysis – vw beetle ad

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