The general argument made by Rushin in his work Give the Kids a Break is that kids need to have adequate recess time to provide them with the break and physical exercise they need. Additionally, he argues that the cut back on recess time and the general “wussification” of our over concerned society is a disservice to our children and our future. His claim that recess is important to a child’s development is strong because he suggests the many benefits and supports them with statistics, examples, and appeals to the audience of active adults who understand the benefits of recess and exercise. Recess is an important topic for kids now more than ever because there are so many more children who struggle with obesity, stress, and other problems that weren’t even invented until very recently. I think this article points out a potentially crucial issue in our society and defends his argument well. Recess is really important and kids need to be allowed to interact freely with each other in their younger years in order to understand how social interactions work for when they are older. The author does a good job of exemplifying the experiences that recess can provide for you by representing how some of his memories carried through his life on the front of his mind. For example, he has a “scar on his forehead..[from]..playing tag in the basement.” The “mending of cuts,” “teenage Torquemadas,” and common struggles of youth boo-boos are some of the things that kids endured together throughout adolescence. Their is a lot of bonding and positive comradarie to be had from the mutual consolation of eachother. Rushin points out that standardized testing is getting in the way of recess because it takes up so much time in the day. The No Child Left Behind act is forcing “nearly 40% of U.S. Elementary schools to eliminate recess,” and almost 30% of schools have “15 minutes or less of daily recess.” The author contrasts these newly shortened periods of key developmental
A Rhetorical Analysis of “You’re Not Special”
Son of famed historian and Pullitzer Prize winner David McCullough, English instructor David McCullough, Jr. delivered one of the most controversial and memorable high-school commencement speeches on June 7, 2012. Addressing over 400 capped and gowned graduating students, family, and friends at Wellesley High School, McCullough’s humorous introduction set the attention-garnering foundation for his main argument: to inspire his audience—and this generation—to….
first to say
In a way that words cannot express
Cause you're nothing like the rest
And so are all the things you do
So please just keep on being you.
You captured my heart
When your tiny fingers touched my own.
I knew I'd die to protect you
And my, how you have grown.
You have this incredible face
But what you just don't know
Is that everyone loves you
Because of your truly perfect soul
President Ronald Reagan 's Farwell Address
Rhetorical Analysis: Reagan 's Farwell Address
Ronald Reagan 's Farewell Address was an amazing example of conveying the fundamentals for freedom through an emotional and visual lesson. It is no wonder that the president known as the "great communicator" was successful in painting for us a picture of who we were, past and present, and the improvements in the areas of strength, security, and….
Assignment 1: Rhetorical Analysis
Rhetorical analysis closely examines the text, author, audience and context one is interested in knowing more about. Their usually is a conflict in the information that one is trying to learn more about in order to make a decision or simply better understand the subject. A good faith attempt at a clean slated mind that suspends judgment of your own opinions, morale’s, and values is a requirement to gain a good analysis. You also, obviously, need a text with an….
Like any rhetorical analysis essay, an essay analyzing a visual document should quickly set the stage for what you’re doing. Try to cover the following concerns in the initial paragraphs:
Make sure to let the reader know you’re performing a rhetorical analysis. Otherwise, they may expect you to take positions or make an evaluative argument that may not be coming.
Clearly state what the document under consideration is and possibly give some pertinent background information….
Project 2: Rhetorical Analysis
English 1001-044 (Davis)
What: In a letter to the author, analyze an opinionated source that addresses an aspect of pop culture that interests you (see “Guidelines for Choosing an Appropriate Text” posted under Additional Resources on Moodle for more information about sources). You will identify the source's purpose, audience, and context, then evaluate how well the source achieved its purpose by analyzing its rhetorical strategies (such as, but not limited to,….
March 6, 2012
Rhetorical Analysis of Song Lyrics
My song of choice is, Wale. “Bad”. Folarin. Maybach Music, 2012. Mixtape. This song since hitting the mixtape scene is being played all of the time and is being sung by people all over the world. A rhetorical analysis is when you break down a text and try to understand the deeper meaning that you think it might mean. This is helpful because it allows you to do two things, further understand….
Aristotle, there lies rhetorical analysis. Applying Aristotle’s appeals to present day advertisements breaks down all the aspects and qualities of each advertisement, thus identifying motive behind the color scheme to the emotion or lack of, behind the script. There are two different types of styles of writing that I’m going to talk about in this paper, Ethos and Logos. In this specific ad, there are examples of Pathos and Ethos used in order to have a successful advertisement. “Rhetorical approaches are….
October 27, 2014
Rhetorical Analysis: Indian Mascots- You’re Out!
Jack Shakley’s 2011 article, “Indian Mascots – You’re out!” argues that removing Native American names and mascots from college and professional teams is the appropriate thing to do. The context of this article appeared after a Los Angeles Times editorial about legislator in North Dakota struggles over whether the University of North Dakota should be forced to change its team name and mascot….
looked at the hotel where she died because she just isn’t ready to face what happened in those places yet. Next in the article it describes how the use of heroin has spread, where it came from, and how no one is immune from its harmful grasp whether you’re rich or poor, black or white. An example of this is, when a famous actor died of a heroin overdose leaving his mother, wife and children to deal with the aftermath of his death. Further into Ms. Hale’s story, you get told the struggles she went….