Reagan and Bush Compare/Contrast Assignment

  • Rhetoric of Tragedy

     

    Thursday, MARCH 17:

     Get your laptop and open each of these documents

    - Annotate the speeches as you fill out the "Compare/Contrast Activity"

    - Complete "Compare/Contrast Activity" for tomorrow (3/17)

    Assignment Sheet

    Compare/Contrast Activity

    Speeches

     

    Friday, March 18

     Get your laptop and pull up your Annotations and "Compare/Contrast" Activity

     

    - Finish the activity, send it to me (JOBROSKEY@cbsd.org), and then begin writing the introduction. GRAPHIC ORGANIZER



    - Design a polished thesis statement!

     

    Draft One: Due Monday (3/21)

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    ASSIGNMENT SHEET - ESSAY DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 29

     

    Elements of Rhetoric – Compare /Contrast Ronald Reagan’s “Challenger” Speech & George W. Bush’s 9/11 Speech

     

    2-3 Page Rhetorical Analysis

    Directions:

    1. You will write a multiple paragraph essay that examines the similarities and differences among the two speech selections

    2. In addition to having an introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion, you must have a CLEAR TOPIC SENTENCE for every paragraph you compose.

    3. You will only include supporting details/evidence that DIRECTLY PROVES what you have stated in that paragraph’s topic sentence.

     

    Writing Goals:

    Thesis Statement; Topic Sentences; Embedding Quotes; In-text Citations