Rhetorical Structure of Three Articles Article Review by Jay Writtings LLC

Rhetorical Structure of Three Articles
An analysis of the articles "The Debate Has Been Miscast From the Start," by Henry Louis Gates Jr., "The Absence of Girls in the Current Debate on Education," by The American Association of University Women and "The Cloister and the Heart," by Jane Tompki
# 120273 | 1,053 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US


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The paper shows how the articles "The Debate Has Been Miscast From the Start," by Henry Louis Gates Jr., "The Absence of Girls in the Current Debate on Education," by The American Association of University Women, (AAUW), and "The Cloister and the Heart," by Jane Tompkins, all use a rhetorical structure as a means of communicating their opinions. The paper asserts that the tone and complex issue of Gates' article are effective because while his examples are rather complicated, the overall tone is casual, proving that even multi-faceted issues can be easily understood. The paper then highlights the AAUW's use of statistics and shows how it clearly demonstrates the gender gap in education, and finally, the paper discusses how Tompkins' personal stories and interviews are familiar while still maintaining a sense of legitimacy.

From the Paper:

"Gates argues that contrary to what many believe, multiculturalism already exists in American society, but is lacking in the American educational system itself. He believes that multiculturalism in education will only truly be achieved when immigrants and minorities are equally accepted to universities, and are educated in the language that they are accustomed to speaking. In response to the opinion that this sort of multi-lingual education is potentially divisive and will alienate students, Gates replies that the American public is already separated in much that same way, and that scholarship and education should reflect that diversity. He then argues that it is precisely this diversity that, when combined and nurtured, forges a communal identity that is unique to American culture. He gives examples of dancers, artists, and writers, all from different cultural backgrounds, who have worked together to form part of American culture."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Association of University Women. "The Absence of Girls in the Current Debate on Education, Achievement and Participation: What Do the Data Show?, and Course-Taking Patterns." Constructing Literacies. Ed. Susan Belasco. Ft. Worth: Harcourt College Publishers, 2001. 560-590.
  • Gates, Henry L. "The Debate Has Been Miscast From the Start." Constructing Literacies. Ed. Susan Belasco. Ft. Worth: Harcourt College Publishers, 2001. 385-388.
  • Tompkins, Jane. "The Cloister and the Heart." Constructing Literacies. Ed. Susan Belasco. Ft. Worth: Harcourt College Publishers, 2001. 658-668.

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