This is a step-by-step guide and basic essay template to help students who are learning how to write the AP Language and Composition rhetorical analysis essay. It includes a list of detailed steps for students to follow, a space for them to briefly outline, and a basic essay template. This would be helpful to students who are new to the rhetorical analysis essay or to students who are struggling to understand the rhetorical analysis essay.
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The goal of this template is to get students to pick out three important passages and analyze them in the context of the author’s argument. The template is meant to be a simplified version of an essay that likes to defy fitting into a template. Students who complete the template will have a basic rhetorical analysis essay at the end. Filling in a template will allow students to gain a basic understanding of what goes into writing a rhetorical analysis essay, and they can build their knowledge from there. This template would not be helpful to students who can already write a solid rhetorical analysis essay.
This product includes:
• A step-by-step guide on how to use the template
• Step-by-step directions for students
• A graphic organizer for outlining
• An essay template for students to fill in
Materials Needed for Lesson:
• Short non-fiction passage for students to analyze