Identify and Analyze Rhetorical Devices
This Critical Thinking assignment is designed to provide you with experience in identifying and analyzing rhetorical devices used for persuasion. The topic is overseas outsourcing. While you may cite other rhetorical devices for your paper, the three YouTube presentations on the topic are provided to get you started. Each of the following presentations makes various claims about workers outside of the United States.
1. Nike sweatshopstry not to cry. Retrieved from YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVuScVCF1Ws
2. Myth: outsourcing is bad. Retrieved from YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qK-27LFPC4
3. Disadvantages of outsourcing. Retrieved from YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JEOxiLRYSc
Analyze the effectiveness of the rhetorical devices used to either challenge or support the use of overseas outsourcing by corporations. The goal is to connect these to what you may see, hear and read on this topic.
Each essay must include and demonstrate your ability to:
¢ Identify the rhetorical device(s)
¢ Explain how and whether it is effective in persuasion
¢ State why or why not it is a valid argument
¢ Analyze in detail the presentation for validity, logic, accuracy, misleading statements, credibility, etc.
¢ State your position on the topic of outsourcing
¢ Use aIDitional citation, if necessary, to support your reasoning
Apply the concepts learned through the textbook readings and learning notes. Remember that critical thinking is based on objective information and premises (claims), not on opinions