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Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

This will be a rough draft of this article. Please answer all questions just as the below are stated. 1. write a 3-4 sentence overview of the work, briefly describing main points and your thoughts about the writing. Include the author’s name and title of the article in this overview. These sentences will be part of your Introduction. 2. The claim should again clearly state what you believe is the author’s goal in his or her article, your reaction to this goal (e.g., do you agree or disagree?), and why you had this reaction. 3. list one possible key point * that the author used to support his or her goal. Then list one way in which the reading supports this point. 4. Now look for specific evidence*….

Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Aid That Does Harm – analyzes its various elements of rhetorical structure

Length and Format:

The paper should be four to five pages long, double-spaced,

Times New Roman,

font size 12, and formatted according to the MLA guidelines.

Assignment Overview:

Choose one article from the three listed below and write a paper that analyzes its various elements of rhetorical structure. These articles are from the Writing Arguments textbook: Section: “Argument Classics”

1. Garrett Hardin, “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Aid That Does Harm.” p. 542

2. Rachel Carson, “The Obligation to Endure.” p. 549

3. Margaret Sanger, “The Morality of Birth Control.” P. 557

4. Questions You May Consider:

 What is the purpose? What motivated the writer to produce this piece?

 Who is the intended audience?

 Who is the writer and what is his/her profession, background, and….