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How To Take The Right Approach To Cope With Rhetorical Analysis Essay Writing


A rhetorical analysis is an essay that puts non-fiction content into parts then gives an explanation of how those parts fit together to bring about a specific effect—whether that is to inform, entertain or persuade the audience or reader.

There is no right approach towards writing a rhetorical analysis essay. It is best to avoid any site or person that tells you there is any particular and perfect way because their way might not go with your particular topic or writing style.

However there are some general tips and guides that will give you a general knowledge on what and how to write a rhetorical analysis essay. They are:

  • A rhetorical essay should be visual. Let the readers know from the get-go that this is a rhetorical analysis essay. Let them know the basis of your writing, that is the context, purpose and audience. If photographs and a copyright page is required, then the first page is a good place to put it. Include the name of the author and any other information needed before leading off to the introductory chapter.
  • Some writers struggle with the thesis or point of focus and argument in the essay. Merely announcing from the beginning that this is a rhetorical analysis essay isn't enough. You need to focus yourself on what the essay will concern, because majority of the audience will prefer if the purpose of the essay is stated in clear terms.
  • Decide on the best way to convey your message to the audience. Visual documents seek to move people towards a more definite action and can easily help in shifting their believes.
  • Choose the pattern or way to be used to make an emotional and logical appeal to the audience. The logical appeal should be able to show the common sense and evidence or proof for the thesis, while the emotional appeal should be able to motivate and inspire the audience.
  • Make your argument to be strong. Make sure that all your points coincide with each other and the end point must be on the purpose of your essay.
  • While writing the body of the essay, it is essential to decide on the manner of approach to be used. Either the spatial or chronological method. Chronological method is when the points are been written in a straight-forward approach, while spatial method is when writing the information in strategic angles and areas in which the eye is most likely to pick up on while scanning the document.
  • Persuasive appeal on why people should change to the angle you are pointing to should be made. This can best done by pointing out the pathos and the ethos of the idea behind the essay.
  • Conclusion- This area can a big struggle sometimes, however it is is easier to just emphasize on the point behind the thesis and the pathos of the essay.

This pointers will basically guide you through the general basis on how to cope better with writing a rhetorical analysis essay.