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Visual Rhetoric Compilation

Critical Reading and Visual Rhetoric Compilation
with Critical Commentary
 THE ASSIGNMENT
 Compile at least four print articles and/or audio or visual files (such as a
cartoon, image, audio clip chart or diagram) that are fact based.
 Types of print articles include:
 news articles
 editorials in newspaper
 magazines
 journals
 websites
 Types of visual files include:
 political cartoons
 informative graphics
 audio or video files with content of news, editorial, rhetoric
 These must be published by credible to somewhat credible sources.
 Credible sources include newspapers, magazines, news websites, etc.
 Somewhat credible sources include organizations with causes (animal rescue, save the planet, save the
animal planet, etc.).
 Continued on the next slide
Critical Reading and Visual Rhetoric Compilation
with Critical Commentary  Continued from previous slide
 For each source, please supply the following information:
 Title
 Type of article
 Source
 Author/creator
 Subject and issues
 Structure of presentation
 What the creator is trying to get you to think/buy/sell/vote for/ etc.
 Tricks, ploys, appeals, shiny things the creator uses to achieve the goal of the work
 Your personal, first person comments:
 Why did you choose this?
 What do you think of the subject, the rhetoric, the creator’s skill?
 Anything to praise?
 Anything to criticize?