It is a 250 word assignment!

I’m working on a English exercise and need support.

To help you learn to read critically and incorporate effective textual support, you will complete reading responses for several of the assigned readings this semester. Reading responses ask you to use direct evidence from the course readings to answer a prompting a question. This means that each reading response should include at least one quote or paraphrase from the assigned text.

Reading Responses should be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document using MLA or APA formatting (including an APA title page or MLA header) and in-text citations. There is no word count for these responses, but you should be thoroughly answering the question with specific evidence that is incorporated into your own writing. To do this, I recommend around 250 words, but you’re welcome to write more or less if you feel like that’s what you need to answer the question.

This Week’s Prompt:

Today’s reading comes from a free, open-sourced textbook called Writing Spaces. In this article titled “Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps Toward Rhetorical Analysis” (linked here) (Links to an external site.) Carroll discusses what we do with rhetoric–what does rhetoric tell us about a piece of writing?

For this response, please write the following:

  1. What are the steps of a full rhetorical analysis?
  2. What is the relationship between a rhetorical situation and rhetorical strategies/arguments?