Your first goal is to demonstrate your ability to correctly separate your words and ideas from those of another writer. You’ll then analyze the writer’s text to identify and evaluate the key rhetorical strategies.
• Task 1 – Read a piece of writing selected by your instructor
■ Task 2 — Re-read the text while applying the analytical strategies discussed in Ch. 4 of Empoword.
■ Task 3 — Utilize the skills demonstrated in the “Citations and Quotes” video and read about on the STLCC library website to write a one- to two-sentence summary of the text’s main idea, followed by a four- to six-sentence paraphrase of one of the text’s key supporting points. This will serve as your first draft.
• Task 4 — Continuing from your first draft, analyze two of the writer’s noteworthy rhetorical choices. Did you see any of the “symbols, patterns and references” Chapter 4 of Empoword discussed? Use your own words to describe the writer’s technique before adding your evaluation of the technique’s effectiveness. This four- to six-sentence paragraph will be combined with your first draft to create your final draft.
■ Task 5 — Revise your draft for content and clarity before submitting.
You can find Chapter 4 following this link: https://pdx.pressbooks.pub/empoword/chapter/interp…