Writing Project 1-HIST. Triad-E, spring 2017: Critical Analysis
Read the article, Ch. 4: The Price of Patriotism: Jonathan Sewall and John Adams, in Contending Voices, pp. 57-67, and one of the primary sources listed on pp. 67-71.
- Read carefully and take notes on what you consider important in both pieces.
- Identify the viewpoints of the two historical figures in Ch. 4.
- Use your ENGL 1302 textbook, Naming What We Know, pp. 26-27, by David R. Russell, Concept 1.5, Writing Mediates
Activity, to describe the rhetorical choices made by the writers in Contending Voices for each of the pieces you read (Ch. 4 and the primary source). Explain how the writers demonstrate Concept 1.5 with these pieces writing.
- What’s the historical context of the article?
- What’s the rhetorical situation—purpose, audience, exigency? Use the Glossary link on the Blackboard menu to help with these terms.
- What’s the argument of each contending voice? What are the opposing points of view?
- How does the argument in the primary source agree or disagree with the positions in the Hollitz chapter?
- What supporting evidence does the primary source author present?
- How does the writer’s use of rhetorical choices persuade the audience to a particular point of view?
- What rhetorical elements (ethos—credibility, logos—fact, pathos—emotion) does the writer use to persuade the audience?
- Format and Documentation: MLA;
- Length: 3 pages of written text; double-spacing,
- Font size 12, font style Arial or Verdana
- All references to the content and/or author must be cited with an MLA in-text and Works Cited citation; failure to cite sources is plagiarism
- Additional sources are not required—content for this assignment may be from Contending Voices textbook or history lectures—Wikipedia is not appropriate for college-level academic writing and is not acceptable as a source for any assignment in ENGL 1302
- FINAL DRAFT due Tues., Feb. 28, 2017 at the beginning of class in HIST. lecture
- NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED
- This writing project counts in ALL of your Learning Community Courses
- Submit a digital copy of the final draft of your paper to the Digital Portfolios link on Blackboard as part of your Midterm Portfolio
For aid in creating an evidence-based thesis statement see: http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/Thesis-Statements.html
Help with Intro. Inverted triangle. *Below the triangle (so after your intro) shows that your context paragraphs and your source analysis paragraph(s) will be next. Then, your conclusion.