to perform a rhetorical analysis of a text (a text= database article, short documentary, book chapter, etc.)
a.) introduction (background of topic of the main article for readers who are unfamiliar with the topic)
b.) summary of a specific argument by a specific author
c.) analysis- how does author try to persuade reader? how does the author argument compare to experts on topic and other research(must include comparison to specific sources you researched)?
d.) conclusion: what was your overall evaluation of the author’s argument? was it effective or ineffective, and why?