Major Assignments Assignment 1: Rhetorical Analysis Assignment 1 asks you to use basic rhetorical concepts to analyze a written, spoken, or visual text of your choosing. You will study the text and make observations about it in order to explain how it responds to a specific rhetorical situation or call to write. Final Length: 3-4 pages. This is a graded discussion: 100 points possible due Aug 26 Assignment 1 Planning Workshop No unread replies. No replies. Part One: Plan Your Work (Due Wednesday) First, upload a copy of the text you plan to analyze. You can do this by inserting, attaching, or providing a link to it in a reply to this forum. Then, post answers to the following questions: What is the basic history/background information about the text you chose? How does this text respond to an opportunity to make a change? Why did you choose this text? What do you find interesting or compelling about it? Who is the writer? Does this person have expertise or credentials that would be appealing for a particular group of people? Remember a writer could be a group of people (e.g. a company, multiple authors). Does the writer have any ulterior motives/biases that may have influenced the rhetorical design of the text? Who seems to be the audience for the message? How do you know (be specific)? What argument do you think the text is making? What message is the text trying to communicate? What is the purpose of the text? Do you think the argument is effective in communicating its message to its audience? In general, did the writer succeed or fail in this rhetorical situation? In other words, was this a fitting response? How do you know? What rhetorical components of the text are especially compelling (consider rhetorical appeals, methods of development, etc.) Provide at least one example of a rhetorical element or appeal that you find interesting. In a few sentences analyze this example by showing how it appeals to the intended audience. What genre did the writer choose for this text? Does that genre seem to fit the message and audience? Source: Glenn, Cheryl. The New Harbrace Guide. third ed., Cengage Learning, 2019, pp. 32-33.