Rhetorical Analysis : Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

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Rhetorical Analysis of a Public Document
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a serious neurodevelopment disorder that has affected an innumerable number of children and adults in the United States (Centers for disease Control and Prevention, 2013). It is one of the most common disorders that can cause difficulty at school and home and can also remain into adulthood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)publishes a web page on ADHD to inform and persuade the public that ADHD is a condition that they should be concerned about. The web page provides facts on symptoms, diagnosis, causes, treatment plans, concerns, statistics and research to help expand the audience’s knowledge on the disorder. The CDC employs the rhetorical appeals of pathos, logos ethos and logos effectively by successfully employing emotional appeals, providing convincing fact and statistics, and building credibility by providing resources and evidence.
Throughout the web page, the CDC discusses how the symptoms of ADHD can have a negative impact on a child’s life, and discusses facts on diagnosis and the process that one undergoes to be diagnosed with ADHD. It also by suggests the best treatment plans for parents and additional concerns that they should be aware of. The CDC’s main focus is to inform parents and researchers, health specialists and anyone else who seeks to learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, concerns, treatments and researches on ADHD. The CDC web page…
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