The possibilities are endless. Select a subject (or genres) that matters to you so you’ll have a better chance of finding something interesting to say in your analysis paper. Once you have chosen your two texts and your fandom, you should write a rhetorical analysis of the texts—looking at:
The conventions in each genre – Is it written or spoken? What is the tone? What do you always find in similar texts?
The contexts of each – Who is it being written for? Where? When? How? Why?
The appeals presented – Ethos, Logos, Pathos
REMEMBER TO PRESENT EVIDENCE!
Once you have done the analysis and comparison, consider how you could generalize your findings to an idea that could control your academic analysis paper. So what? PURPOSES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
This assignment will allow you to gain a better understanding of the importance of rhetoric, genre, and context knowledge. It will allow you to understand better the ways writing differs among genres and allow you to strengthen your skills in writing in the genre of a textual analysis and academic analysis paper, leading to greater rhetorical flexibility. EVALUATION CRITERIA:
Since we have been studying the genre of the academic analysis paper, you should have a clear understanding of the important qualities of that genre. Of course, your paper should follow the conventions of an academic analysis paper, with a clear controlling idea and supporting subclaims developed in each paragraph. The structure will follow a logical progr
ession from the controlling idea. The texts you analyzed will provide the supporting evidence for your claims, and you should remember to offer the analysis after you provide details, explaining the significance of those details.
Papers should be written in standard MLA format. Papers not written in proper MLA (with 12pt Times New Roman, 1’’ margins, paginated) will receive an automatic failing grade. All citations should follow proper MLA formatting.
Your language should be academic in tone and style, and your usage should follow formal edited English.Your goal should be to meet all of the expectations of academic rhetorical analysis papers that we have studied in class
and in our textbook.
If you chose to examine a film, transcribe the scenes you are examining.
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