Real World Rhetoric #5, Argument Analysis of Modern Essay, Critical Thinking
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What does it take to win an argument? With these real-world rhetorical analysis materials, students will examine a short essay on a high-interest topic, identify specific rhetorical tools, and determine whether the writer is ultimately effective in swaying the reader.
The essay in Real World Rhetoric #5 attempts to convince readers that students aren't motivated by cash rewards; they actually crave a surprisingly different prize.
This 5-page download includes:
• A full-text copy of a public domain argument essay
• A paper-saving handout of short answer questions
• A Google Drive version of the essay and questions for students to complete online
• A detailed answer key to make grading easier and help the teacher lead a discussion of the answers
These materials were designed to help students begin the process of preparation for the analysis of argument prompts featured in the AP English Language and Composition exam and the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts essay.
Please note: This lesson was originally designed as part of my SAT essay prep materials, "Deconstruct the Argument." Now that the College Board no longer includes an essay portion in the SAT, I've retooled these materials to fit my Real-World Rhetoric series. If you previously purchased this item, it already appears in your "My Purchases" area and you can re-download this update at no additional charge. Also, all feedback/comments in the thread below dated prior to June 2022 are connected to the SAT-prep version of these materials.
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