Rhetorical Analysis on this article: https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/09/scaling-fines-to-what-offenders-can-pay/
MUST INCLUDE the following(these are just my prof instructions not mine):
– Needs to be 4 – 5 pages long –
Your essay should explain the argument presented in the article and evaluate its effectiveness in persuading its audience of its central claim and reasons. Your essay should identify at the outset the article’s argumentative purpose and its central argument. Once you have identified these concerns, evaluate the rhetorical effectiveness of the piece. A rhetorical analysis examines the writer’s use of the three rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, and logos, as well as the organization, style, and timeliness of the piece;. Although you should look up unfamiliar terms, research is not a component of this assignment. You should NOT use what others have written about the article or the topic in your essay.
To earn a passing grade, your essay should include:
-A title! (Don’t give your essay the same title as the article you’re writing about.)
-An introduction that identifies your article and sets up your argument about the article.
-A thesis that evaluates the effectiveness of the article based on the author’s use of rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, logos),style, and context. -A thorough summary of the article.
-Effectively organized paragraphs with strong topic sentences and transitions.
-Analysis of examples from the article (paraphrases in your own words and sentence structure, as well as some brief, correctly integrated direct quotations). -A conclusion that provides closure to the essay and considers the implications of the argument.
-Consistent, correct use of MLA style, including Proper MLA in-text citations for all paraphrases and direct quotations from the article and A Works Cited page in correct MLA format (which does NOT count towards your page minimum) since you will be quoting from your article. Your only source will be your article. No other research is allowed. Adherence to the conventions of standard written English.