A Rhetorical Analysis
wp2—— Analysis – Rhetorical Analysis——at least 1000 words
choose one of Core readings about Social Networking and the Internet, is http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/11/facebook-has-transformed-my-students-
writing-for-the-better/281563/(Facebook Has Transformed My Students’ Writing—for the Better)
A Rhetorical Analysis of the core reading you wrote about for Writing Project 1
· Minimum 150 words (successful cover letters are often longer)
· Address letter to your instructor
· Answer at least 3 of the 6 questions below (where applicable) provide brief, specific examples of the following in your cover letter:
o What is your primary motivation or purpose for writing your draft? Who is your intended audience? What revisions did you make in order to improve how you
accomplish this purpose and/or appeal to this audience?
o What feedback did you receive from your peers? How did you use this feedback to revise your draft? How do these revisions improve your draft?
o What feedback did you receive from other sources, such as your instructor or tutors? How did you use this feedback to revise your draft? How do these revisions
improve your draft?
o What have you decided to revise in your draft, apart from feedback you received? Why? How do these revisions improve your draft?
o What problems or challenges did you encounter while writing or revising your draft? How did you solve them?
o What valuable lessons about writing effectively have you learned as a result of composing this project?
Place the cover letter at the beginning of your final draft, before the first page of your actual composition; delete your purpose statement
· A Rhetorical Analysis of the core reading you wrote about for Writing Project 1
· Clear identification, early in the draft, of the core reading by full author name and full article title (following MLA style for formatting titles) and brief
overview of its content (This is usually part of the introduction.)
· Clearly developed thesis statement making a claim about the purpose or effectiveness of rhetorical features of the core reading
· Well-reasoned analysis of the core reading’s rhetorical strategies, supported with evidence
· Use of at least one additional source found using the Ivy Tech Virtual Library databases.
· Use of at least 10 quotes and/or paraphrases of the core reading and/or your outside source, cited using correct in-text citations
· MLA manuscript style, as specified by your instructor, with in-text citations and a References or Works Cited list including ALL sources used. (References or Works
Cited list does not count in the minimum word-count requirement)
· Observation of the conventions of Standard English
750 words minimum for first draft (the minimum 150 words for the situation analysis is not included in this count)