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Essay 2: Rhetorical Analysis
For this assignment, students will learn about how rhetoric is used to form a persuasive message in speech form. Students will learn how to analyze the rhetorical situation and how the speaker makes an appeal to one or more of the rhetorical appeals, analyze the use of visual elements to enhance the effectiveness of a given speech, articulate and develop critical and analytical perspective in writing, develop strategies for critically engaging information and develop it in writing as evidence for arguments, and study writing and speeches in relation to articulating human values, cultural perspectives, and/or interdisciplinary understanding.

Assignment
For this assignment, analyze a persuasive message which was delivered in speech form from the choices below. Analyze the purpose of the speech, the context of the speech, the claims in the speech, the audience for the original delivery of the speech, and the rhetorical appeals used in the speech. Finally, evaluate whether the message is effective in achieving the speaker’s purpose.

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INTRODUCTION
Your essay’s introduction should provide a hook, a brief background (this is where it is okay to briefly summarize the speech), the context, the audience, and a thesis statement that makes a claim about the speaker’s effectiveness in his or her speech based on the use of rhetorical appeals.

BODY PARAGRAPHS
Your body paragraphs will focus on the rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, and logos). It is a good idea to devote one appeal to one paragraph. You may have multiple paragraphs for each appeal. For example, you may have two paragraphs for ethos, two paragraphs for pathos, and one paragraph for logos. Your body paragraphs should include topic sentences that address an appeal, followed by specific examples in the speech that demonstrate that appeal. Your essay should utilize at least two, but no more than seven, short direct quotes from the speech (no more than two lines per direct quote). Each quote should be integrated with a signal phrase and in-text citation. Your turnitin.com score should be between 3%-15%; a score lower than 3% means you did not use enough direct quotes, and a score over 15% means you need to add more of your own analysis instead of relying on the direct quotes.

CONCLUSION
Your conclusion should briefly summarize the appeals and establish the big picture or future implications for the speech’s topic.

Please note that your essay should be an analysis, as noted above. Your essay will not earn a passing grade if you merely summarize the entire speech or write an extended argument (an essay agreeing or disagreeing with the topic).

Topic Choices
You are required to choose from one of the TED talks linked below. It would be a good idea to watch several speeches and choose the one that is most interesting to you.

How college loans exploit students for profit by Sajay Samuel

What we’re learning from online education by Daphne Koller

An ultra-low-cost college degree by Shai Reshef

How to educate leaders? Liberal arts. By Patrick Awuah

What we can learn from college athletes by Kendall Spencer

4 pillars of college success in science by Freeman Hrabowski

How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison by Alice Goffman

Audience and Tone
The audience for your essay is a peer in ENG 1010. You should assume your peer is familiar with the speech, so you should not merely summarize. Additionally, your peer understands rhetorical appeals so you should not define them in your essay. Finally, this essay should be written in third person POV (no I, me, my, you, your).

Research, Format and Length
The only required source is your chosen speech. You are required to utilize MLA in-text citations within your essay, and you should also include a Works Cited that lists your speech. Your essay should be 3-4 pages in MLA format, excluding the Works Cited.

The final draft is due on Sunday, June 28.

Here’s my essay I have started, please complete it Learning About Learning

Knowledge is power. Unfortunately, knowledge can also be expensive and not always readily available. In her speech, “What we’re learning from online education”, Daphne Koller speaks about the importance of an open education. Koller and a colleague realized the need for university-level courses for the general public. Limitations such as finances, geographical location, careers, familial obligations, etc… keep many from gaining a college degree. In her research, she found that even those who did gain a university degree didn’t always work with that degree. Nearly 50% of all graduates ended up working in a field not related to their degree. Testing the waters Koller and her colleague turned one of their more popular courses on “machine learning” into a free online course for anyone to join. Their first-class had over 100,000 people register worldwide! Koller uses a mix of statistics and logical appeal to make a very strong case for allowing more classes to be open to everyone and available online.

The statistics are jaw-dropping:

“We now have 640,000 students from 190 countries. We have 1.5 million enrollments, 6 million quizzes in the 15 classes that have launched so far have been submitted, and 14 million videos have been viewed.”

Koller makes a very solid case for the mass accessibility to open courses. Time and time again she uses logos to present a case that is both valid and sound. Her ethos definitely strengthens her case as well. Koller and her colleague are the creators of the famous website Coursera. Coursera being an open education platform where anyone can access some of the best courses from top-ranking institutions across the globe for free. Being a huge proponent for free online education and the creator of one of the most notable platforms adds very much to her ethos.

Works Cited

Koller, Daphne. “What we’re learning from online education.” TED. Dec. 2012,

I am planning to write more on ethos and some logos. The background of the speaker gives her speech a greater level of credibility and so ethos is definitely a part of the appeal. In addition, the use of statistics and data make for a strong appeal to logos.

My process included listening to the speech and going through the website that she mentions in order to gain my own experience. I wanted to see if all the claims that the author makes about the site is true indeed.
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This is a very interesting topic , it is crazy how online classes aren’t super available . You would think they would be widely available for almost anybody .

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Learning About Learning

Knowledge is power. Unfortunately, knowledge can also be expensive and not always readily available. In her speech, “What we’re learning from online education”, Daphne Koller speaks about the importance of an open education. Koller and a colleague realized the need for university-level courses for the general public. Limitations such as finances, geographical location, careers, familial obligations, etc… keep many from gaining a college degree. In her research, she found that even those who did gain a university degree didn’t always work with that degree. Nearly 50% of all graduates ended up working in a field not related to their degree. Testing the waters Koller and her colleague turned one of their more popular courses on “machine learning” into a free online course for anyone to join. Their first-class had over 100,000 people register worldwide! Koller uses a mix of statistics and logical appeal to make a very strong case for allowing more classes to be open to everyone and available online.

The statistics are jaw-dropping:

“We now have 640,000 students from 190 countries. We have 1.5 million enrollments, 6 million quizzes in the 15 classes that have launched so far have been submitted, and 14 million videos have been viewed.”

Koller makes a very solid case for the mass accessibility to open courses. Time and time again she uses logos to present a case that is both valid and sound. Her ethos definitely strengthens her case as well. Koller and her colleague are the creators of the famous website Coursera. Coursera being an open education platform where anyone can access some of the best courses from top-ranking institutions across the globe for free. Being a huge proponent for free online education and the creator of one of the most notable platforms adds very much to her ethos.

Works Cited

Koller, Daphne. “What we’re learning from online education.” TED. Dec. 2012,

I am planning to write more on ethos and some logos. The background of the speaker gives her speech a greater level of credibility and so ethos is definitely a part of the appeal. In addition, the use of statistics and data make for a strong appeal to logos.

My process included listening to the speech and going through the website that she mentions in order to gain my own experience. I wanted to see if all the claims that the author makes about the site is true indeed.

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