Assignment: Write a 1.5 page, Times New Roman, 12pt font MLA style analysis
Articles: NICOLAS CARR “IS GOOGLE MAKING US STUPID” and STEVEN PINKER “MIND OVER MASS MEDIA”
For this essay, you will write an essay that compares and contrasts the rhetorical elements of two essays. You will need to start by performing a close reading of each essay and an analysis of each determining what the authors argument is; how he uses rhetorical moves in his writing in order to persuade his audience; and whether or not the authors use of these rhetorical moves is credible, valid, and effective. Your purpose as a writer will be to construct an argument about which writers article is more persuasive. In order to construct this argument, you will write an article-by-article comparative analysis. This article-by-article comparative analysis asks you to select three different rhetorical points/elements (like logos, ethos, pathos, tone, evidence, etc.) to focus on in your analysis. In the body of your essay, you will provide examples and evaluations of Author As use of these rhetorical elements and then Author Bs use of these rhetorical elements in order to prove your own thesis about which author is more persuasive.