Rhetorical Analysis Alien Intelligence

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Below are the guidelines for our first essay. In addition to reading the overview of the assignment on page 1, be sure to also read through the grading rubric on page 2,nd be sure to use lighter versions of these colors so that I can read your draft. While the final draft must be 1,500-2,000 words, you must have a minimum of 1,000 words for this rough draft. Please note that as long as your draft meets the minimum word count and is highlighted.

Comparative Rhetorical Analysis You have been exploring the topic of aliens (extraterrestrial life) and have read six op-ed pieces:       “Aliens May Not Exist but That’s Good News for Our Survival” (Jim Al-Khalili) “But Seriously, Where Are the Aliens?” (Derek Thompson) “Does Alien Life Exist?” (Don Lincoln) “The Aliens Are Coming, and No One Cares” (Molly Roberts) “We Wanted to Believe” (Neel V. Patel) “Yes, There Have Been Aliens” (Adam Frank) Choose two articles, and write a comparative rhetorical analysis, answering the following key question: Key Question Of the two articles, which author makes a more convincing argument and why?  Purpose: Analyze and evaluate rhetorical choices in complex traditional texts (SLO #1).  Audience: Someone who is interested in the topic of aliens but unfamiliar with the articles.  Point-of-View: 3rd person (avoid “I” or “you” pronouns in this paper)  Requirements: o The MLA-formatted essay must be 1,500-2,000 words. No Works Cited page is necessary. o Students must highlight their essays in Microsoft Word or Google Docs using the pattern on the following page before submitting the rough draft or final draft on Canvas. o The essay must focus on evaluating the authors’ arguments for effectiveness and should avoid the student’s personal opinions regarding the topic or existence of aliens. o The essay must contain 4-6 body paragraphs focused on comparing and analyzing both authors’ use of claims, reasoning, assumptions, evidence, organizational strategies, rhetorical appeals, fallacies, etc. Comparative Rhetorical Analysis Essay Grading Rubric/Checklist Category Rationale/Comments Points Title is appropriate and original: Yes/No Title Introduction includes a hook/attention-grabber: Yes/No & Context regarding the topic of aliens is provided: Yes/No Introduction 20 Both authors are introduced and sources are summarized: Yes/No Thesis answers the Key Question and is highlighted yellow: Yes/No Body paragraphs have a clear topic: Yes/No Organization Body paragraphs discuss both authors: Yes/No 20 Body paragraphs progress in a logical order: Yes/No Support & Integration of Adequate evidence is used from both articles to support points: Yes/No Paraphrase and quotation are used effectively: Yes/No 20 Sources Comparison of rhetorical moves each author makes is effective: Yes/No Rhetorical Analysis & Evaluation of Sources Analysis of rhetorical moves is clear and in-depth: Yes/No Discussion of strengths and weaknesses of each text included: Yes/No Evaluation of which article is more effective is clear: Yes/No 50 Personal opinions regarding aliens are avoided: Yes/No Restates thesis and summarizes key points: Yes/No Conclusion Ends with a global statement about significance of analysis: Yes/No 10 Highlighting Pattern: Grammar, Highlighting,   & MLA Format    Thesis Statement=Yellow (Last sentence of introduction) Topics or Points of Comparison=Green (Hopefully, you have one topic or point of comparison for each body paragraph. This should be one word or phrase.) Examples from Article #1=Orange (Identify either article as Article #1--just be consistent. Highlight any quotes, evidence, or explanation regarding this article.) Examples from Article #2=Pink (Identify either article as Article #2-just be consistent. Highlight any quotes, evidence, or explanation regarding this article.) Evaluation of Effectiveness=Blue (Any time you are arguing why an article was effective or ineffective, highlight this blue.) Total 30 150 English 124 ◊ Spring 2019 ◊ Prof. Sarah Martin

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Rhetorical analysis: Alien Intelligence


Comparative analysis between Derek Thompson’s “But, Seriously, Where Are the
Aliens” and Don Lincoln’s “Does alien life exist?”


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Rhetorical analysis: Alien Intelligence
Introduction
The idea that aliens exist has been one that captures the attention of human beings. While
this was primarily based on imagination, modern technology has brought humanity closer
towards the truth, of whether or not aliens exist. Derek Thompson’s “But, Seriously, Where Are
the Aliens” and Don Lincoln’s “Does alien life exist?” are articles written in highly influential
media to help address the alien existence issue by providing scientific proof to support or dispel
already known theories while instituting new ones. Derek Thomson utilizes Fermi’s Paradox to
try and answer the questions as to where aliens may be situated, while Don Lincoln’s article is
guided by previous reports on the New York Times which seem to support the existence of
Aliens. Both articles have a background that motivates their ideas hence this paper analyses the
articles by paying critical attention to the organization of ideas, provision of proof, tone, and
intended audience to determine which article effectively meets its intended goal.
Derek Thomson introduces his article, by employing Fermi’s’ Paradox a world renown
195P0’s scientist who is more commonly remembered for his argument about the possibility of
alien life. This introduction is effective as it allows the reader to understand the origins of the
alien existence topic. Most importantly, it allows the reader to develop and understand the
seriousness of the matter in the discussion given that the topic was already in discussion more
than 50 years ago, and has boggled the minds of great scientists (Thompson, 1). On the other

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