Bloomington Raise Awareness About Human Capital Discussion
Step 1: Select a document to analyze:
Choose a piece of writing that was written by a professional in your major or a field that is closely related to your major. The text should be at least 3 pages long so that you will have enough material to analyze and write about.
You can choose one ofthe three articles I have upload, or you can use any articles you like, as long as they relate to the business or finance field.
you can use external sources
Step 2: Analyze the article you selectedAs a preliminary step, before you actually write the first draft of your paper, try to answer the following questions about the document you are analyzing:
What do you think was the authors purpose in producing this writing?
Who was the intended audience?What genre does it represent?
What style and tone did the author use? (formal, informal)
What rhetorical appeals did the writer use? (ethos, pathos, logos, kairosthese terms will be explained in class)
What strategies were used to develop ideas? (description, narration, process analysis, compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc. See module on Canvas for a list.)
How is the text organized, and why do you think the author chose this particular organizational pattern? Is there a particular format that is used?
Why do you think the author included or omitted particular information?
What kinds of evidence did the author include to support his/her point of view, and how was that evidence used?
Step 3: Decide which rhetorical appeals and strategies you will focus on in your paper.
A writer might use many appeals and strategies, but some are more important than others in achieving the writers purpose. So you need to be selective; choose those that you think are the most important (or most interesting) and write about them. Also, pay attention to whether the writer missed using an appeal or strategy that would have strengthened his or her article.
approximately 1500 words, with 1-inch margins and 12 point Times New Roman font, 1.15 spacing. Use headings and subheadings for the sections to guide the reader. Be sure to number your pages.