Rhetorical Analysis - College Composition - Emma Schuster...

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Emma SchusterDr. FeldmanCollege Composition9 December 2016The Rise of College TuitionNow more than ever college tuition has been a very hot topic due to the drastic increasein college tuition cost. Paul F. Campos writes in The New York Times in an article titled "TheReal Reason College Tuition Costs So Much" about the real reason why prices have dramaticallyskyrocketed using the rhetorical devices ethos, logos, and pathos. By applying these threeconcepts using statistics, quotes from credible sources, and strong relatable, somewhat emotionalwording, Campos is able to effectively explain why college tuition is now so much (Campos).Campos wrote this article to give insight to college students and their families as to whycollege tuition is now so much. Campos starts the article by telling of a time where students usedto be able to pay for their education from the money they made from their summer jobs. Then,throughout the article Campos effectively explains how times have changed and why the price ofpost-secondary education has increased, while also somewhat explaining the effect it has ontoday’s millennial generation using quotes from credible sources, countless statistics relating tothe sharp increase in the price of higher education, and emotional wording to appeal to feelings.Campos explains that the increased spending in education is due to the sudden rise in thepercentage of americans who go to college as well as a huge increase in public subsidies forhigher education. As a result of this, the millennial generation is forced to take on hugeeducational debt loads (Campos).

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Fall
Professor
Donna Feldman
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Rhetoric, Assignment, campos, Paul F Campos

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