Assignment: Backpacks vs. Briefcases

For this activity, you will demonstrate your ability to make connections with the text and critically think, read, and write. This work will serve as the foundation for understanding what a Rhetorical Analysis is as well as how to apply the knowledge to your own Rhetorical Analysis work.

Directions

  1. Review the grading rubric as listed on this page.
  2. Download Backpacks vs Briefcases: Steps Toward Rhetorical Analysis.
  3. Annotate the text.
  4. Answer the following questions in a Google Doc:
    1. What are the implications of rhetorical analysis? (p. 3, p. 46)
    2. What is the “rhetorical situation”? (p. 5, p.48)
    3. What is the argument in rhetorical analysis? (p. 9, p. 52)
    4. What does context have to do with Rhetorical Analysis? (p.12, p.55)
    5. Why is rhetorical analysis important in college? (p.14, p.57)
    6. What are examples of rhetoric that you see and hear on a daily basis?
    7. What are some ways that you create rhetoric?
  5. Copy and paste your final answers into a new WordPress blog post.
  6. Submit the URL of your blog post to your instructor.Grading

Points: 80

Submitting: a website URL

Backpacks vs. Briefcases KEEP
Criteria Ratings Points
Describe an author’s point of view and tone Exceeds expectations
5 pts
Meets expectations
3 pts
Does not meet expectations
0 pts
5 pts
Analyze an author’s effectiveness in achieving intended purpose Exceeds expectations
5 pts
Meets expectations
3 pts
Does not meet expectations
0 pts
5 pts
Explains Implications of Rhetorical Analysis Full marks
10 pts
No marks
0 pts
10 pts
Defines the Rhetorical Situation Full marks
10 pts
No marks
0 pts
10 pts
Explains the Argument in Rhetorical Analysis Full marks
10 pts
No marks
0 pts
10 pts
Explains What Content Has to Do with Rhetorical Analysis Full marks
10 pts
No marks
0 pts
10 pts
Explains Why Rhetorical Analysis is Important in College Full marks
10 pts
No marks
0 pts
10 pts
Offers Examples of Rhetorical Analysis in Life Full marks
10 pts
No marks
0 pts
10 pts
Explains Ways Student Creates Rhetoric Full marks
10 pts
No marks
0 pts
10 pts
 TOTAL POINTS     80 pts