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You will do something we have been doing all semester, write a rhetorical analysis! You will be given a text to analyze once you begin the exam. Your job is to read the text and rhetorically analyze it, making an argument about whether the text is overall effective and why and focusing on the rhetorical strategies the author has used. 

A reminder about rhetorical analysis:

You will need to restate their thesis/argument in your own words and from then on, show how they did an effective or ineffective job at convincing the audience (meaning you have to identify the audience). Identify the argument and audience in your introduction. Then, write your own thesis, which should state whether the presented argument is effective or not and why (the why will be based on how well or not well the authors used the rhetorical strategies you read about), and then, spend the body paragraphs focusing on the different strategies and how they are being used.

Of course, you may/should also consider logical fallacies, but remember that these are false logic, so the author wouldn’t use them; he or she would commit them. The key here is to keep the words “effective” and “ineffective” in your mind (strategies used well make the argument more effective while strategies used badly or logical fallacies committed make the argument ineffective). You are not arguing about the topic at hand; you are arguing whether or not the authors wrote their article well.

You are analyzing the way the author presented his or her argument to argue whether it is an effective or ineffective argument.

In order to analyze the argument, you will consider the author’s use of:

  • Pathos
  • Ethos
  • Logos
  • Assumptions
  • Organization
  • Logical Fallacies
  • Tone
  • Types/Strength of evidence
  • Objectivity/Bias

*Remember that the author can use one rhetorical strategy effectively while failing to use others effectively. I suggest focusing on one strategy per body paragraph.

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Younger Workers and Mental Health
Many studies have examined the link between mental health and the workplace, both for
its therapeutic and negative effects. Young individuals who have mental health issues throughout
their lives, from infancy to maturity, are becoming more well known. Because of events like
Covid-19, students and workers now confront more uncertainty than ever before. It may also act
as a catalyst for a much-needed discussion on young people's mental health in the workplace.
This paper supports the mental health case ideology as provided in the article that younger
workers are likely to open up more about their mental issues as workers compared to the older
ones. At the same time, this scenario serves as an advantage to the companies.
Since today's young people are the most educated and technologically savvy generation
ever, the changing nature of employment presents various chances and benefits for them. When
it comes to workplace changes, younger people may be the most susceptible since they have had
a shorter time in the workforce than their older counterparts. Young people are more likely than
older employees to have a range of professional paths and work in a variety of jobs throughout
their life. When entering the workforce, young people should concentrate on their adaptability,
talents, and capacities. In addition, the job market is always changing.

It's indeed true that Employers are paying a large price because of the poor mental health
of their youthful workers. When it comes to mental health at work, the given case study
highlights that low-quality management may deem as a common cause of illness absence across
all age groups. This case is quite evident if Parker failed to be listened to and instead got fired
due to her mental condition. The company could have contributed negatively towards enhancing
better performance in the company. However, thanks to the management, which was ethical
enough to grant the young lady working a chance to even work from home as she healed from
her mental condition. In return, such a move translates for more young workers to be able to
open up and air their issues, an aspect that sees the company's performance better and improved
It is not always the case that younger workers would open up about their mental health
status. Some would fear ending up being stigmatized and putting their jobs at risk. It can be
argued that most companies would put more importance on technical knowledge and hard skills
than on people management and soft skills, with little regard for well-being. This problem was
also brought up within the given case study. Many young individuals are reluctant to tell their
bosses about their struggles with mental illness for fear of being judged and having their future
employment prospects jeopardized. Managers often complain that they do not have the tools or
resources to provide proper assistance for their workers' mental health and the know-how to
bring it up in the workplace.
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