Read the article “Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History”.
The link to the article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/07/03/us/george-floyd-protests-crowd-size.html
And then write a rhetorical summary.
Guiding Questions For Researching Rhetorically:
Please use specific examples from the text to support your analysis. Here are some questions to consider.
First, identify the author (first name and last name) and title of the piece and where/when it was published. Then identify the core idea of the author’s argument, along with information on what they’re arguing and how they’re making their argument. (If it’s an informative piece, identify what the main goal of the document is and what they are using to support that goal. For example, what are they trying to explain? Why? How?) Your summary should remain an objective report of the article/text, without your commentary or opinion of the author’s argument/information.
Who is the audience for the text and what was the author’s purpose? Remember that the audience cannot be “everyone”. (For example, does the audience belong to a particular age group? To a specific geographical location? A political affiliation? A specific career or degree of knowledge? Look for clues in the text.) What is the writer responding to? What do you know about the author/place of publication?
How does the writer use evidence/information? Is the evidence/information reliable? Why or why not?
What is the level of bias or degree of advocacy in the medium where this article was published? For example, a newspaper or website might believe something very strongly, to the point that they are very selective in the information they share, or they might be trying to be “neutral”. If you look into the newspaper/website/etc, you might get clues. What might you say are the medium’s values? For example, for an article, you might read the Wikipedia page to learn more about the magazine or newspaper in which it is published. For a social media post, you might click on the profile and see if the other posts indicate a bias. For a website, you might look at the “about page” or read other perspectives on this website. Try to understand if this author is advocating a specific position (or is “neutral”) and/or if the place where this source was published advocates a position (or is “neutral”).
Look at the WAY the author makes the argument. What stylistic choices does the author make? What content choices? What choices regarding images, layout, etc? How do such choices relate to their rhetorical purpose/s? For example, how do their choices help develop their ethos? How do the choices support their argument? How do their choices help them connect with the audience? What do these choices have to do with the place where the text is published? How does the genre of the text affect these choices?
Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Essay
Pages / words-1 / 275
Number of sources-0
Academic level-Junior (College 3rd year)
Language style-US English