Rhet Analysis Ex 3

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“Laptop vs. Learning” by David Cole, Analyzing Argument Essay In recent years, laptops have become the best source of entertainment for college students. In the essay “Laptops vs. Learning,” the author, David Cole argues that banning laptops in class encourages the students to be more engaged to the lectures because they do not have their laptops to occupy their attention. He claims that note taking on laptops and temptations to the Internet lessen the class engagement and learning environment. He explains that note-taking on laptops does not allow the students to process the information they hear and are typing, and that with the Internet right under their eyes, students are led to go check their emails, facebooks, to instant message, shop, and do many more things, not class related. With the use of a slogan, questioning, logos, and diction as rhetorical strategies, Cole successfully supports his argument. The first rhetorical strategy Cole uses is a slogan. Slogans are usually heard on television commercials for all kind of products, to catch the viewers’ attention. However, in his article, Cole uses one to catch his reader’s attention. In the first sentence of his article, Cole interrogates “Could you repeat the question?” (Cole 433). He explains that he hears this question often from students in his classes, and usually from students who were occupied by their laptops. He uses this question throughout his article as a slogan for two different purposes. As the first sentence of their essay, or article, authors try to attract their reader’s attention by having a funny quote, personal anecdote, interesting fact, or anything striking. As his first sentence, Cole draws the readers into his article by starting with a question, as his slogan. He uses the question alone, as a single paragraph, which bring it out, and jump off the page. The effectiveness of the question jumping off the page makes the reader want to know more about the article and what the author
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