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English 102 Information Literacy Assignment #2 Due: September 12, 2016 Length: 2-3 MLA format pages Find and read one recent, argumentative article that may be relevant to your researched argument essay. Then complete the following: Citation 1. Write a complete MLA format citation your source. Source Analysis 1. For your source, write an analysis that touches on each of the following: a. Authority – Who is the author? What makes this author credible on the topic? Why? b. Bias – What effect does genre have on the article? How does the purpose of the author influence the shape of the article? c. Content – What is most useful and informative about the article? What about it draws your skepticism? d. Date – When was the article written? How might that affect the content? 2. In your own words, paraphrase the text’s primary claim and at least three major pieces of evidence the text uses in support. Kairos Analysis 1. To the best of your ability try to trace back the origins of the issue your article addresses to its very first appearance. Describe the time and situation in which this issue may have first appeared. How does your article differ in its approach to the issue compared to writers encountering it for the first time? 2. How does the author of your article utilize kairos? Consider both how the author takes advantage of the rhetorical situation in which he/she is writing, and how the author may use rhetoric to create urgency in readers’ minds. 3. Take a few sentences and offer a prediction: how do you think your article’s issue will evolve in the next decade? Research Reflection 1. How might you use this source in your project? Does it serve as a primary text, opposition, evidence, theoretical concerns? Does this article change or enhance your beliefs about the topic is addresses? If so, how? 2. Where are you right now regarding choosing a direction for your researched argument essay? What has been your biggest difficulty with this so far? How might you address that difficulty in the next ILA?
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