Some of the writing moves that help us navigate a rhetorical analysis essay…

-Include relevant background information on the topic in the introduction

-Define key terms or abbreviations the reader needs to understand to read the rest of the text

-Give contextual information about the article being analyzed (author, title, topic, purpose, etc.) [introducing the author before we reference the author helps us just use the last name or pronouns later in the text]

-Introduce quotes and explain and analyze quotes

-Include specific examples of rhetorical appeals in the body of the essay and explain why these appeals work the way they do

What else can we add to this list from looking at drafts on Tuesday?

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