Rhetorical Analysis 1 Jackie West EN 102 9-11-2019
Rhetorical Analysis 2 Rhetorical Analysis In life, one of the most important decisions is, what to do with the rest of your life after high school graduation. For many, that comes down to the right approach on studying in college and the right major to follow. When making that decision many questions arise on what students should consider. Should it be, personal interest, work market trend, family tradition, financial budget, and/or social status? In the article “Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here? A Word to The Incoming Class”. Professor Mark Edmundson gives his own answer to this question. “The incoming class”, is the article’s target audience is clearly stated in text, freshmen students experiencing their first days in college, or in other words. Mark Edmundson aims to persuade those students that the only purpose of college education should be to fulfill yourself, through his message: what will bring the most satisfaction in your life, to find and follow your interest, and to not only understand everything you learn but more importantly question its value to you. Edmundson begins the article claiming that one must get a good college education “fight against the institution”. He points out that what’s wrong with college education nowadays is the lack of students put into studying and effort that professors put into teaching. Everybody just does the bare minimum, according to Edmundson, and that college to them is just a bridge leading to more important goals. The author also claims that students are built up by so many people around: they are made to be “mother’s daughter” or “father’s son”; colleges want them to
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- Rhetoric, Professor Mark Edmundson