Length: 2-3 pages; double-spaced
Use high school level words a littile bit and stay away of word which is to complicated or use a few of them.
Only when we read with care and reflect on what we read do we cultivate skills useful for analyzing subtle, complex, and intriguing texts. This assignment invites you to do so. Closely read an essay of your choice and investigate how it engages an issue. Then write a critical analysis. Your critical analysis should find the argument made by the author and provide evidence from the text in support of the argument. Also, your critical analysis should assess the effectiveness of the rhetorical strategies employed by the writer.
A good starting point for this is to find an article that is relevant to your field of study. If you are a science major, for example, select an article published in a scientific journal. Read and reflect on the article’s title, hypothesis, context and rationale for research, introduction, and the experimental design. Examine how the author designs and carries out the project; conducts field work; integrates material, charts, and graphs; analyzes qualitative and quantitative data; interprets and evaluates visuals, and presents the findings of the research. As you do so, take notes, as these notes will be useful when you begin writing your critical analysis.
Remember you will analyze the essay in terms of the following:
Evidence and Analysis
Modes of persuasion: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos
Style and Organization