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Caleb Smearsoll English 111 HT Inquiry 2 Project 30 September 2019 Real A’s or Just A’s for People The article titled “Why Colleges Shower Their Students with A’s” by Brent Staples is about colleges giving students good grades when not earned or merited. Colleges do this because of two main reasons. The reasons are that they want to keep students attending college and to drive students to work hard. In the Paper “Why Colleges Shower Their Students with A’s” by Brent Staples, he uses logos to explain to his audience why collages give their students A’s and whether or not it is a good thing or a bad thing. The author of this article is Brent Staples and he presents himself as a knowledgeable writer reporting on a subject. The main point of this article is to inform the general audience about why colleges do this and whether or not it is good or bad. There is a general audience and a more specific audience for this article. The general audience is the people who follow or subscribe to the Times. The specific audience for this article are three main groups: faculty at colleges, students enrolled or enrolling in college, and parents of college students that want to keep updated with information and news about their child’s college. Two out of the three types of rhetorical devices are used in this article. Brent Staples uses logos and ethos to convey his point to his audience. He uses facts like “In
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