Directions: Write a detailed evaluation of the following essay Robert Leonard: “Why Rural America Voted for Trump”
*Include an introductory paragraph consisting of your thesis statement and well-developed lead-in sentences, at least three or four body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.
*Include numerous direct quotations from the essay you are evaluating. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a D for the assignment
*The essay must be 1000-1500 words, double-spaced, 12-point size type, Times New Roman font
*The essay must be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to Blackboards Assignment 3 Dropbox.
Additional Information for Writing an Evaluation Essay
This is an evaluation essay-one in which you will both summarize and analyze. Your primary objective should not be to present your own viewpoint of the articles topic; rather, your objective is to demonstrate, through summary and analysis, an understanding of the articles structure, purpose, techniques and, ultimately, its persuasive effectiveness.
In this essay, you will include the following:
a summary of the authors thesis
a summary of the essays organizational approach or structure
a summary of the authors key points he/she includes to support the thesis
an analysis of the effectiveness of the authors argument, including an evaluation of strong and weak aspects of the argument
– Identification and analysis of argumentative techniques, appeals, traits. For example, appeals to logic/reason (logos), appeals to emotion (pathos), appeals to credibility (ethos), author’s tone/style
an inclusion of short, direct supporting quotations throughout the supporting paragraphs to exemplify your points. (Failure to meet this requirement will result in a D for the assignment.)
* The essay must include an introduction, several supporting paragraphs (at least three), and a conclusion.
*Please make sure you include everything in the instructions as my teacher likes to take off my points for any little thing missing. Also make sure to look over the attached files as you will need to
complete this assignment correctly. Thank you