Rhetorical Analysis of “The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation”

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Ronnie Reed
Dr. Dixon
EH 132
16 October 2014
Rhetorical Analysis of “The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation”
There is proof in the pudding. This cliché has been used an immeasurable amount of times to express that evidence to the claim leads to its legitimacy. It has been speculated for many years that grades are being inflated, and students are receiving A’s for mediocre work. In fact, the introduction of Alfie Kohn’s “The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation” shows reports of the matter made by Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield and Harvard’s Committee on Raising the Standard, respectively, with a gap of over a century (pg. 1). Kohn expresses his take on the matter of grade inflation and asserts that these accusations are false and
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6). This is the point in Kohn’s work where he assumes the connection of grade inflation being a myth has been established to his audience and begins to focus on the logical aspect of what is wrong with grading as a whole. Using a logical approach, Kohn suggests to his audience that students are now
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