Best In Class (Analyze) - Deanna DeAngelo November 18, 2010...

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Deanna DeAngelo November 18, 2010 AP English 11 Period 4 Not only are current schools incorrectly and inefficiently providing a “true education” but they’re sending the wrong message as well. That’s what is taken from an essay entitled “Best in Class” by Margaret Talbot. It makes it quite clear that she opposes declaring a valedictorian and salutatorian at high schools. She informs her readers of several instances where the naming of such titles have caused disputes and even law suits just do receive the title of valedictorian or salutatorian. Talbot uses rhetorical strategies, including anecdotes, analogies, expert testimonies, and the appeal to logos ethos and pathos to portray her views of naming valedictorian. Talbot establishes logos by means of inductive reasoning. She names a bunch of similar examples, and then draws from them a general proposition. She cites documents such as Karen Arnolds book published in 1995 entitled “Lives of Promise: What Becomes of High School Valedictorians”. Incorporated into her piece she intertwines testimonies from high school students, denoting there personal experience in their fight to gain the title as valedictorian. Stephanie
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2010 for the course ENG 158 taught by Professor Comolli during the Spring '10 term at Sussex County Community College.

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Best In Class (Analyze) - Deanna DeAngelo November 18, 2010...

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