Rhetorical Context (Who wrote it or created it? Why was it written? What is it trying to
do to or for its readers? What is it? Where does it appear? When was it published? What
is its genre?)
The Coddling of the American Mind was written by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. The
article was mainly written to elaborate on the disastrous education undergone by college and
university students in America. Primarily, the writers are trying to convince the readers that
there are some words, ideas, and subjects that can cause discomfort to students; thus, they
should be scrubbed off. It focusses on the mental well-being of the students who are affected
by microaggressions and trigger warnings. The writers had permission from The Atlantic to
publish the article in September 2015. The genre of the article is self-help.
Summary (What does the text say? What are its main points? What did...
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