Type of Paper: Essay (any type)
Academic Level: High school
Paper Format: MLA
Write a rhetorical analysis of the student essay, "Sweatshops are Good," starting on p. 124 in your textbook.
First, read the essay carefully, annotating and highlighting as you do. Then, turn to pp. 112-115 in your textbook (Practical argument: Laurie G. Kirszner) and answer each of the questions in the Checklist about Sieger's essay. You will not be submitting your answers to these questions, but doing this preliminary work is a good way to lay the foundation for this assignment.
Then, write your rhetorical analysis; ensure that you include most or all of the elements referenced in your answers to the checklist questions.
Once you've written the first draft of your rhetorical analysis, review it to identify weak, ineffective, underdeveloped, or unsupported points and revise and edit your paper carefully. Your final rhetorical analysis should be at least two full pages, double-spaced, in MLA format with the essay you're analyzing listed in a Work Cited. Use no other sources for this paper; your observations and insights based on a critical reading of the essay should be the meat of this analysis. Remember, whether or not you agree with the writer's point of view doesn't matter. Your feelings about the topic are irrelevant in a rhetorical analysis and should not be included.