ENC 1102 Module Two Discussion Read this entire document carefully. Remember the following about Discussion Posts:

ENC 1102 Module Two Discussion

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Remember the following about Discussion Posts:

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DIRECTIONS

To prepare for this assignment, first complete your MindTap activities assigned for you. These activities include reading Chapter 1 and 4.

In this assignment, you will create a Rhetorical Analysis of a review of a film, show, or series. Specifically, you will answer several questions and post your answers in the Module Two Discussion Forum. In the same Discussion Forum, you will also respond to another student’s post. It is time now to apply what you are learning about writing and research from our text. 

Answer the following questions and remember to include the number of the question in your answer. Avoid writing in an essay format, and instead just put the number (such as 1) and then your answer.

1. Reflect on how a critical reader examines a text with a healthy skepticism. Drawing upon the strategies discussed in Chapter 1 and Chapter 4, what questions might be most important to ask when reading an argumentative text? Identify a specific genre of argumentative writing (such as an editorial, movie review, or position paper) and explain some of the questions you should ask as a critical reader.

Answer in 4-6 sentences.

2. Locate an in-depth article of a film, TV show, or online series (such as Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu shows) that you would like to analyze. Most news organizations and magazines regularly feature article in the Entertainment section of their publications. You can also search Vox, The Atlantic, TIME, VICE, and a number of other online publications that will include film and tv analysis. An in-depth article will include multiple paragraphs and give a detailed analysis of the film or show with insights and opinions, so avoid a simple, standard review you might find on Rotten Tomatoes, and instead search for an article that constructs an argument about the film and analyzes it beyond stating basic facts. What information does this review include, and what features cue you in to the fact that this is a review of a film, show, or series? Paste the link at the beginning of your paragraph.

Answer in one paragraph that includes 4-6 sentences

3. Who would be the typical reader, and does the reader need any special knowledge, vocabulary, or background to understand this review?

Answer in 3-5 sentences

4. What is the writer’s goal in this review, and what other information does the writer include that suggests their purpose in writing this review?

Answer in 3-5 sentences

5. How would you describe the reviewer’s voice? How does the voice reflect both the subject matter and the reasons someone would want to watch this film or show?

Answer in 3-5 sentences

6. Craft an analytical thesis that identifies the pattern you observe or a decision you have made about the text. Refer to Chapter 4-5a at the end of Chapter 4 to learn more about an analytical thesis.

Answer in 1-2 sentences

In addition, you need to respond to one other student’s post in which you add your own thoughts to one of their answers. Write between two and four sentences for this post.


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