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College Writing 2 Notes Part 1

by: Lindsay Ehmann

College Writing 2 Notes Part 1 ENG-21011-608

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These notes cover what has been discussed in class over the last few weeks along the lines of helpful definitions and steps on how to write the second essay.
College Writing 2
Dr. Rooks
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College Writing 2, Writing Notes, English Notes, writing, english




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lindsay Ehmann on Monday March 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ENG-21011-608 at Kent State University taught by Dr. Rooks in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see College Writing 2 in Foreign Language at Kent State University.

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Date Created: 03/07/16
College Writing 2 Notes (Part 1)  In order to read critically you must begin with rhetorical analysis Ethos­ determining the legitimacy of the author Rhetoric­ the art of persuasion (Ethos is a rhetorical tool) Rhetorical Situation 1. Claims  [main claim= thesis] 2. Evidence  [backs up the claim] 3. Purpose for Writing 4. Intended Audience 5. What is the Situation? Analyzing Arguments A. Identify the types of claims 1. Analyze the Evidence 2. Analyze the Concessions 3. Identify the Counterarguments Concession­ acknowledging that there is another side B. Analyzing the Evidence 1. Is it relevant? A. Make sure the evidence is recent B. Does it help you fill in the blanks? Anecdotal Evidence­ recalling a past event 2. Is it Reliable? A. Does it contain Ethos? Does it supply credits? B. Is the evidence one­sided or biased? C. Is it methodical? Methodology­ needs to be put into context 3. Is it Accurate? A. Check the sources B. Research the topic and see if you get the same information *Remember not everything is black and white* Rogerian Argument – the big type of argument that is containing the analysis


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