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Essay 1: Rhetorical Analysis (15%) AssignmentWrite a (1000 + words long) rhetorical analysis of the text you selected for this assignment. The purpose of this assignment is to practice reading critically, and communicating your analysis of an article’s effectiveness. You will argue whether or not the writer’s rhetorical appeals (Logos, Pathos, and Ethos) are effective for the writer’s audience. Your analysis should address:1. Author’s rhetorical context (purpose, audience, and message) and which rhetorical strategies the author uses to persuade the readers. 2. Explain and analyze how the author builds and presents his/her argument.3. Explain and analyze how the author connects with, or fails to connect with, the audience 4. Write a clear and precise thesis statement (an analytical claim with reasons about how the text works)Keep in mind, the purpose of your essay is not to agree or disagree with the article’s topic, but on explaining how the author of the article has put together his/her argument and how he/she appeals to the audience. Key Terms:Analysis: When you analyze a text, you isolate and look closely at its parts. You focus on one element at a time, observing its details. Then, you look for connections and relationships among those details. Criteria: The criteria are based on the factors that matter in deciding whether your subject succeeds or does not succeed, is strong or weak, or good in some respects and poor in othersJudgment: The judgment is the establishment whether or not the criteria is met. In other words, the judgment is what actually is.Evidence: The evidence is the details offered to support the judgment. The evidence is used to show how the judgment was reached. Sample Essays: “Fleeing to the Mountains” (EA 118-120) and “Appeal, Audience, and … Wilderness ” (EA121- 124)Topic Selection:Select an article of your choice from Chapter2 (or any other chapter) of your textbook Rereading America. Also, you should choose a subject that you are familiar with. The more familiar you are with the subject, the better your essay will be.