You may compose using different or multiple kinds of media– you could make your own “news segment” video, for example, or you could integrate relevant visual aids into your writing.
Introduction with clear thesis statement that gives us a guideline for why reading the author or authors is worthwhile. Instead of introducing your article as “this article,” give its title, the author’s name, and any other pertinent information.
Discuss what issues and/or kinds of issues are addressed, using quotational evidence from the text
Identify examples of the author(s) using various rhetorical strategies using text evidence and discuss what is the effect of that usage
Identify if and where the author address or relies on fallacies and discuss what is the effect of that usage or refutation. Notice if the author directly or indirectly relies on or refutes a fallacy.
Conclusion that reiterates the significance of your analysis and gives a takeaway idea or action
Be sure to thoughtfully address at least 2 total articles.
You are welcome to refer to sources other than the articles you’re responding to (though this is optional), but remember that all of your sources should be properly documented according to MLA or APA standards.
Quotational evidence is cited according to MLA or APA standards for in-text citation
A correctly formatted MLA works cited or APA references list is included
Writing style is polished an intentional
Unified and coherent paragraphs with topic sentences
Transitions between sentences and paragraphs
Signal phrases and quotation marks when paraphrasing or quoting your source (you need to distinguish your own points about the text from the author’s ideas and language)
You may compose using different or multiple kinds of media– you could make your own “news segment” video, for example, or you could integrate relevant visual aids into your writing. Be as creative as you want while addressing content guidelines!
particularly creative compositions may earn up to 10% extra credit
Preview the news writers below or find an op-ed columnist from another reputable major newspaper, such as a major city newspaper.
New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Choose one columnist and read at least 2 articles from that author OR choose two authors and read one article each.
Thomas L. Friedman