ENG 102 Essay #2: Argumentative Analysis Essay
*Pre-Writing – 10points Due: Week 6
*Rough Draft – 20points Due Week 6
*Peer Review – 20pointsDue: Week 6
Final Draft 150 pointsDue: Week 7
Total Assignment Points: 200
Description of Assignment:Based on the overviews presented in class students will choose ONE type of argumentative analysis to perform:
a rhetorical analysis
a visual analysis
a trend analysis
To successfully complete this assignment you will:
1.Select an appropriate topic/subject of analysis as defined by your instructor.
2.Research the issue and find appropriate resources and support to develop your analysis.
3.Address the opposing sides views and refute those with logic and reason.
4.Demonstrate an awareness of your target audience and appropriately use appeals for that audience to persuade them of your position.
Purpose:The second essay assignment requires you to write an argumentative analysis. In this essay you will build on the argumentative writing skills introduced in the position essay by applying these skills within the framework of analytical arguments. The emphasis on analysis allows you to continue honing the skill most required throughout your college career and beyond.
Source(s) Required: Use a variety of sources that include journals books magazines newspaper articles or other reference materials. Databases such as ProQuest Opposing Viewpoints in Context andInfotracare good sources. You can access the databases via the ENG 102 Research Guide. Sources should be timely unless you need to present a history of the topic as part of your argument
Audience:You are writing to a target audience with comparable knowledge regarding the topic. You should identify and demonstrate an awareness of the target audience based upon the topic selection. If you are struggling with identifying a target audienceyou can consult Chapter 16 inBaker College Composition.
Format:5-7 double-spaced pages not including title page and reference page using APA format
Textbook Support:You will find chapters 19-21 inBaker College Compositionuseful for this assignment. Also consult the Library Research Guide for Composition 2.