Emergency Medical Service Attitudes Toward Geriatric Prehospital Care and Continuing Medical Education in Geriatrics. Rhetorical analysis
Guideline for Rhetorical analysis assignment Read the article attaches then follow the Guideline below: Topic In this short (3-page) paper, you will analyze the writing in an article for a specialized professional audience. We’ll use these analyses to better understand how technical or professional authors adapt writing to their audiences. Aristotle’s concepts of ethos, pathos, and logos will be our guiding theory in understanding technical writing, and will be the main tools for analyzing your article Write a draft that answers the four main questions below. Use the sub-questions as suggestions for the kinds of things you can say. • What is the purpose? • o Does this article inform, entertain, persuade, express, or some combination? o What type or genre can you classify this under – narrative, analysis, opinion essay, news, etc.? o What specific thesis, goal, or focus does the article tell you about? • What is the writer’s ethos? • o How does the writer present his or her professional position? o What tone, attitude, or emotion does the writer present? • How does the writer appeal to pathos? • o Who is the audience most likely to read this publication? o Are there particular groups or interests within that audience which the article appeals to? o What clues can you find in the article that a particular group is the audience? o What level of background knowledge does the article assume in its readers? o What kinds of information, evidence, and reasoning does the audience need? • How does the writer use logos? o What is the topic? o How does the author introduce the topic? o What kinds of evidence count in this article? o What are some examples of reasoning, or conclusions drawn from evidence, in this article? Is there a rigorous concern for logic, or a more loose reasoning? Grading Rubric Answers the questions in the assignment. The overall question is “How did the author write?” not “What did the author write about?” • Begins by introducing the article in general terms – what is the publication, what type of article is it, etc. A reader not from this class should get a good idea of what your paper is doing from your introduction. • Uses specific evidence (quotations or paraphrases) in answering all questions. • Identifies the purpose, genre, and focus of the article. • Identifies the professional role of the author, and discusses tone or voice. • Characterizes the audience for the article • o from clues in the text. o from context, such as the publication in which the article appears or the professional organization which publishes it. • Discusses the audience’s background knowledge and need for information, evidence or reasoning. • Shows how the author handles the topic, for instance by showing evidence, reasoning, and conclusions in the article. • Demonstrates mostly correct and appropriate usage. • Cites all sources using MLA or APA style, and includes a correct Works Cited or References page.