Directions Read Chapter 14 in your textbook on “Rhetorical Analysis” (pp. 198-219). The chapter outlines the basic requirements for writing a rhetorical analysis. The author also provides you with a p


Read Chapter 14 in your textbook on “Rhetorical Analysis” (pp. 198-219). The chapter outlines the basic requirements for writing a rhetorical analysis. The author also provides you with a professional and student examples.  After looking at the chapter, I’d like you to write your own rhetorical analysis essay on a topic of your choice. I recommend that you email me with your idea before you start the essay just to make sure the topic will work well for this assignment. Usually, advertisements, magazine covers, campaign ads, visual rhetoric, commercials, and products work will for this assignment.


  • Typed, double-spaced, 12-point font of choice (as long as I can read it)
  • 3-6 pages in length
  • Well organized
  • Includes clear thesis & description of text to be analyzed
  • Includes rhetorical strategies used (i.e. ethos, pathos, logos)
  • Offers evidence to support claims (names specific sources)
  • Is free of grammatical errors
  • Includes in-text citations and Works Cited page in correct MLA format


The first page of Chapter 14 in your textbook highlights the importance of rhetorical analysis in your lives today. The author illustrates the importance by citing editorials, course evaluations, blogs, and news as bases for rhetorical analysis. However, the rhetorical analysis is important because it fosters creative and higher-level thinking, and it encourages you to provide your own “thinking outside of the box” ideas to your writing and to your assignments. After completing the rhetorical analysis paper, you will “read” the world in a new, closer way. But, this skill (analysis) is one that you will use the rest of your college career, as well as in your future jobs.


This rhetorical analysis is worth 150 points toward your course total.


Clear thesis & description of piece to be analyzed — 20 points

Well-organized, cohesive paragraphs & essay; transitions are used effectively — 30 points

Discusses rhetorical strategies used in the chosen piece (specifically, pathos, ethos, and logos) but can use other strategies in addition to these — 30 points

Contains at least 2 credible sources/pieces of evidence, documented in the Works Cited page and via in-text citations (the piece being analyzed does NOT count as one of the sources) — 20 points

Free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors — 20 points

Includes Works Cited page & in-text citations, and BOTH use correct 2016 MLA citation style; essay is formatted according to MLA guidelines — 30 points

Additional Tips

The thesis for your rhetorical analysis paper should include the following: 

a) The piece that you are critiquing

b) The purpose/overall effect of the piece

c) The rhetorical appeals that the author(s) use(s)

Ex: The SPCA commercials use pathos, music, and celebrities in order to both prevent animal abuse and to encourage people to adopt rescue animals. 

Here’s a break-down of the above elements in the example thesis:

a) the SPCA commercials (though for YOUR papers, I would suggest using a specific example)

b) to encourage people to adopt animals and/or prevent animal abuse

c) pathos, music, and celebrities 

Calculate Your Essay Price
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Order your essay today and save 10% with the coupon code: best10