How to Write an Essay that Analyzes a Written Argument

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How to Write an Essay that Analyzes Persuasive Prose (the Essay) On the final exam, you’ll be asked to write an essay that analyzes one of the essays from your Common Culture reader that we have looked at in tutorial and/or in class Over the next few weeks, you’ll be analyzing a number of different examples of persuasive writing in tutorial (as well as in class). Thus, you will get a great deal of practice in analyzing different types of persuasive writing, including argument. A. What is an analysis of persuasive writing? 1. divides a piece of written persuasive prose (an essay) into its constituent parts in order to examine how they work together 2. identifies the type of persuasive prose that you’re dealing with (is the essay you’re reading an academic argument [as in the case of Cantor], or a less formal type of persuasive essay [as in the case of Frank]?) 3. weighs the validity of the essay’s persuasive stance and main idea (the piece’s ‘argument’) by asking the following questions: a) is the argument strong or weak? does the argument convince or does it fail to convince?
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