Project 1: Rhetorical Analysis « english 1020 winter 2016
For your first essay assignment, you will be writing a rhetorical analysis of an argument about fast food and
health. First, you will need to choose an essay on which to write your analysis.
Choose one of the following:
Overview of Rhetorical Analysis
While writing a critical analysis essay you must remember few major points. Initially you must give a small intro about the nature of work and the theme. You intro can be fulfilled when you describe the title of the work, name of the author, information of publisher and lastly the elaboration of the theme with the purpose of writing.
2. Next, you should compose a rhetorical analysis of the essay. In your analysis, you should first
identify the claim the writer is making and the types of evidence he or she is utilizing. Then you
should discuss the rhetorical situation of this piece, which is the purpose, occasion, and audience.
You should also consider the use of ethos, pathos, and logos and offer specific examples. You do
not have to discuss all three (ethos, pathos, and logos) if they do not play a significant part in the
text, but you may wish to discuss it anyway if the absence itself is noteworthy!