Write a rhetorical analysis that identifies the author’s rhetorical strategies, style, and appeals. Include a clear thesis statement that identifies how the author makes his point and why this is effective for his audience.
Organize your body paragraphs according to the different strategies and style he employs and explain how they connect to different rhetorical appeals.
Provide specific details and examples to support your claim for these appeals and why they would be effective for the audience, or any flaws that would make the argument ineffective.
Write a concluding paragraph that refers back to the main strategies and overall style, identifies whether or not this is effective for the intended audience, and leaves your readers with something to think about.
Brooks, David. The Other Education, The New York Times, 26 Nov. 2009. (Links to an external site.)www.nytimes.com/2009/11/27/opinion/27brooks.html