Reading and Visual Rhetoric Compilation with Critical Commentary
Compile at least four print articles and/or audio or visual files (such
as a cartoon, image, video clip, audio clip chart or diagram) that are fact
based (four altogether, not 4 of each).
Types of print articles include: news articles, editorials in newspaper,
magazine, journal, websites
Types of visual files include: political cartoons, informative graphics,
audio files with content of news, editorial, rhetoric, and finally, video. These must be published by credible to
somewhat credible sources. Credible sources include newspapers, magazines, news
websites, etc. Somewhat credible sources include organizations with causes
(animal rescue, save the planet, save the animal planet, etc.).
For each source, please supply the following
2) Type of article
5) Subject and issues
6) Structure of presentation
7) What the creator is trying to get you to
think/buy/sell/vote for/ etc.
8) Tricks, ploys, appeals, shiny things the creator
uses to achieve the goal of the work
9) Your personal, first person comments:
o why did you choose this?
o what do you think of the subject, the rhetoric, the
o Anything to praise?
o Anything to criticize?
Minimum length: 250 words per article