As I reflect on the process of writing this rhetoric analytic research paper on two different scholarly educational articles from different educational journals, I realize that this was the most difficult paper to write thus far. Before this class, I never knew what rhetoric analysis of a paper was and had no clue how to do it until we were granted the rhetoric worksheets. It was a challenge writing this paper because prior to the peer review, I did not choose the appropriate articles. I had two from the same journal because I did not read the directions thoroughly. Also, organizing the paper was difficult because I was not sure how to exactly write a rhetoric paper on articles. After the peer review, I received great advice on how I can …show more content…
Although these two articles are scholarly and educational, they do differ in conditions like the articles’ context, the overall purpose of the articles, and the articles’ exigency, or relevancy.
The scholarly article, Dressed and Groomed for Success in Elementary School Student Appearance and Academic Adjustment is written by Caroline Fitzpatrick, Carolyn Cote-Lussier, and Clancy Blair. This scholarly, peer-reviewed article is about how instructor’s negative perceptions, biases, and academic adjustments for their students can not only hinder student’s potential in the classroom, but also their outlook on schools, specifically in elementary grades.
The second scholarly article, Critical Race Theory and Whiteness of Teacher Education is written by Christine E. Sleeter. This article is about how teacher education can be changed by addressing the Whiteness within it and how the targeted audience can be challenged.
Due to the fact that the articles are different, then the purposes for these articles differ. The purpose of the first article is to see how “theory and research suggest that students’ academic experiences are likely to be associated with their general appearance and demeanor” (Fitpatrick et al. 32). It is to inform the audience of teachers and policy makers, on how teachers are pre-judging their students based off of their initial appearance and relating that to their competence at school. Teachers are creating
Mike Rose in his piece I Just Wanna be Average and Richard Rodriguez in Achievement of Desire approach the subject of education from the view point of the uninspired and highly motivated student respectively. Both authors examine the importance of teacher expectations on achievement, and the role school and home environment plays in academic success.
In response to Geoffrey Shepherd's article “It’s clear the US should not have bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki”. Shepard tries to pull us into his claim by using pathos, logos, and ethos. He uses estimates of 500,000 Japanese soldiers died from the atomic bomb. Then Geoffrey begins to state that we had an alternative spot to drop the bombs, the alternate spot we could’ve dropped the bomb would have been Tokyo Bay. It was idle and estimated that less lives would’ve been taken and would showed more of a threat to the Japanese leaders.
The United States, as many believe, is the land of opportunity, however, when looking at individual states, towns, and cities, this popular slogan may seem false to some. Within each state, all schools, such as middle and high schools, may not receive or offer equity. In an effort to revel inequalities within school systems, I will discuss the differences between schools in my town, the apparent lack of public concern about schooling inequality, and what changes could be made in an effort to reduce schooling inequality.
In Bj Gallagher’s article “Donald Trump Is the Epitome of Everything the World Detests -- And Admires -- About America”(Sep.2, 2015), She Implies the positive and negative attributes in Donald Trump, and whether you should vote for him or not. Gallagher first demonstrates by showing the negatives of Donald Trump and his “arrogance” in an article written by Paul Thomas; Gallagher then argued the positive, admirable side of him by comparing his life to one we would all like to live, and to conclude she suggests that Trump is a “fresh breath of air” for millions of Americans by demonstrate that he is unique compared to past presidential leaders. Her purpose is to surpass his brash ego in order to to show he is worth putting your trust in.
Plato once said, “Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.” Through all the time that has passed since those words were first said, rhetoric has been used millions of times in millions of different ways, from a heavily thought out presidential speech to a kid trying to convince his parents to let him eat another cookie from the cookie jar. It is also used heavily in advertising campaigns. The purpose is to convince the audience that they are the best presidential candidate, that they deserve that extra cookie, or that they are providing a great product that you don’t just want to buy, but need to buy. Rhetoric rules the minds of men, and women, for that matter. Multiple rhetorical devices and persuasive techniques, such as color choice,
My major is Psychology, because it is an extremely broad field, I have chosen a very specific topic. I have some experience working with autistic children and am very interested in mental disorders. The topic that I have chosen is mental disorders and service animals. Many people are aware of service dogs for the visually impaired, but not for other disabilities. The articles explain how certain service animals help children with mental disabilities in different ways. Every kind of disability requires different types of unique assistance and care. I believe that the authors are trying to inform the general public of nontraditional assistance for people of special needs. I believe that the author has chosen the general public as the audience
The article states that fear has become a huge deal ever since the presidential elections divided the nation. The American President has bottled up fear within most minorities, especially in African Americans. The article suggests that Donald Trump’s focus was mainly on protecting confederate statues rather than protecting African-Americans and minorities from discrimination and violence.The author seemed to have gathered the information by completing a report on Donald Trump’s speech. The article was meant to be read by minorities who are being ignored by the president and to white Americans. This article is similar to the other article because they both describe the fear that is bottled up inside Americans, whether it is because of threats
Children need guidance to become successful in life. One exceptional man wrote about the wrong type of parenting that causes children to be unproductive. In this article, he talks about how these styles can ruin a child’s life, because they are not being taught to be survive everyday life. Throughout this piece, the audience begins to understand his argument, because he uses many examples and rhetorical questions to persuade the readers. During the reading, he also brings up that severe parents are overprotective, since they think they are helping their children become wise, but they are actually afraid of teaching them about the necessities of the world. Furthermore, he supports his idea by saying things such as the wrong type of parenting
Media is everywhere nowadays and is an outlet for everyone and anyone in the world to share their opinions. Opinions are nowhere near being the facts, opinions could very easily be twisted facts. That's why people have to be careful with what they see and hear on media. Although you wouldn't think that a newspaper article would be opinion based, it really is. In any public statement there is a bias and a bias is stemmed from one's opinions. At first glance you may think that the media source is solely facts but when you look back on it and dig deeper you get the sense of bias that an author has with their diction and their use of rhetorical devices. Therefore, reading one article on a topic won’t do anything to help you, you have to read multiple
In her article “Tattoos are no longer permanent but removal can be a long and costly business,” Victoria Lambert (2015) explains that tattoos can be removed with laser, an injectable liquid and surgery. However, the process for each option is not only time consuming, expensive, painful, but can also have severe consequences. Lambert points out that most people, a while after they have been tattooed, figure out the useless of their body art, and decide to pay any price to get them removed. He affirms that the laser option, in addition, to being expensive, extensive and painful, can also cause skin disorders with the uncertainty of complete removal. Lambert also claims that another possibility, which is the liquid injectable, is not efficient
British philosopher Jeremy Bentham famously coined the phrase, “It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.” What defines as a “good” for one person, may not necessarily be the same definition for another. However, Garrett Hardin defines what the “greatest good” is for our society in his essay titled, “Tragedy of the Commons,” in which he argues that in order to preserve the commons we must surrender our inalienable right to breed. Similarly, Peter Singer writes in piece titled, “Animal Liberation,” that, like humans, animals feel pain and therefore should be considered part of our society which requires humans to adjust and conform to meet the demanding needs of this particular group. Utilitarianism
Donald Trump and Franklin Delano Roosevelt both use anaphora, imagery, and antithesis to provide a better understanding and clarity for the audience. Donald Trump uses anaphora to connect with the audience. He frequently says, “We will…” which implies that he will not abandon the citizens while he is the president of the United States. Trump uses anaphora in this example to make the audience feel like he is on the same level as the common person rather than superior to them. Trump uses anaphora to comfort the audience. Franklin Roosevelt also uses anaphora to connect with and assure his audience that he will do what is best for the country. He says, “It can be helped by…” several times toward the end of his speech. He repeatedly says