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7.5: Assignment - Backpacks vs. Briefcases

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    19546
  • For this activity, you will demonstrate your ability to make connections with the text and critically think, read, and write. This work will serve as the foundation for understanding what a Rhetorical Analysis is as well as how to apply the knowledge to your own Rhetorical Analysis work.

    Directions

    1. Review the grading rubric as listed on this page.
    2. Download Backpacks vs Briefcases: Steps Toward Rhetorical Analysis.
    3. Annotate the text.
    4. Answer the following questions in a Google Doc:
      1. What are the implications of rhetorical analysis? (p. 3, p. 46)
      2. What is the “rhetorical situation”? (p. 5, p.48)
      3. What is the argument in rhetorical analysis? (p. 9, p. 52)
      4. What does context have to do with Rhetorical Analysis? (p.12, p.55)
      5. Why is rhetorical analysis important in college? (p.14, p.57)
      6. What are examples of rhetoric that you see and hear on a daily basis?
      7. What are some ways that you create rhetoric?
    5. Copy and paste your final answers into a new WordPress blog post.
    6. Submit the URL of your blog post to your instructor.

    Grading

    Points: 70

    Submitting: a website URL

    Backpacks vs. Briefcases KEEP
    Criteria Ratings Points
    Explains Implications of Rhetorical Analysis Full marks
    10 pts
    No marks
    0 pts
    10 pts
    Defines the Rhetorical Situation Full marks
    10 pts
    No marks
    0 pts
    10 pts
    Explains the Argument in Rhetorical Analysis Full marks
    10 pts
    No marks
    0 pts
    10 pts
    Explains What Content Has to Do with Rhetorical Analysis Full marks
    10 pts
    No marks
    0 pts
    10 pts
    Explains Why Rhetorical Analysis is Important in College Full marks
    10 pts
    No marks
    0 pts
    10 pts
    Offers Examples of Rhetorical Analysis in Life Full marks
    10 pts
    No marks
    0 pts
    10 pts
    Explains Ways Student Creates Rhetoric Full marks
    10 pts
    No marks
    0 pts
    10 pts
    Apply strategies for improving writing responses. Exceeds expectations
    0 pts
    Meets expectations
    0 pts
    Does not meet expectations
    0 pts
    0 pts
    TOTAL POINTS 70 pts
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