a summary of Lawrence Samuel’s “Introduction” to his book The American Dream, an analysis of a specific rhetorical appeal used in the text, and an explanation of how this appeal supports the author’s intended audience.

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a summary of Lawrence Samuel’s “Introduction” to his book The American Dream, an analysis of a specific rhetorical appeal used in the text, and an explanation of how this appeal supports the author’s intended audience.

The Assignment In paragraph one. summarize, in your own words, the content of Lawrence Samuel’s “Introduction” to his book The American Dream. 1) Include full attribution in the first sentence. 2) Summarize Samuel’s central claim 3) Include any important points he makes 4) Do not directly quote 5) Do not include facts and statistics 6) Use neutral language 7) Be accurate and complete The summary should be understandable to a reader who is not already familiar with Samuel’s book. Then, in paragraph two identify one important moment in the text where Samuel uses one of the rhetorical appeals, ethos, pathos, or logos.   Introduce the section with a Tag Phrase: An important moment in Samuel’s “Introduction” to The American Dream is when he uses ________ rhetorical appeal, because ________. Then quote the moment. Make sure to cite in-text (Samuel page#). And answer the following: Why is this moment important to our rhetorical understanding of the text? What is Samuel trying to convey to the reader by using this appeal? In paragraph three, explain how this use of rhetoric enables Samuel to support the text’s appeal to a specific audience. In other words, define his audience and tell the reader why you think this is an effective strategy. You may use another example of his use of this appeal in the essay and unpack how these further appeal to the audience you think he is writing to.   Strategies * Read the essay carefully, identifying Samuel’s main claim and the key ideas that support that claim. Once you have a clear sense of Samuel’s argument, paraphrase it by substituting your own words for the original. * Use transitions, attributive tags, and strong verbs (e.g. “Samuel’s claims”; “Samuel’s argues”), * Be accurate, objective, and complete. * Review Wilhoit, “Summary,” particularly his discussion of informative summaries, * Review “Paraphrase X3” in Writing Analytically. * In your second paragraph on analysis, use WA’s sections on “The Method” and “Uncovering Assumptions” to help you focus on the details in the text instead of your reaction to it. * In the final paragraph, reflect on why the important detail you focused on shows something important about the author’s goals in creating this text for an intended audience.   Criteria for Evaluation 1. Complete and accurate summary 2. Paraphrasing contains attribution and citation (Last Name Page numbers) 3. Judgment is not present in summary 4. Rhetorical appeal is correctly identified 5. Critical analysis is present regarding audience and rhetorical appeal 6. The textual evidence in paragraphs 2 & 3 is directly quoted and cited in MLA 7. The paper is free from errors in grammar 8. MLA Works Cited page is present

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