This worksheet is one that I created and use for my AP English Language and Composition classes, but it can be used for any high school English class that is focusing on rhetoric. I use it primarily at the beginning of the year to help my students understand the steps involved in analyzing rhetorical strategies. I spend a good deal of time working with them on brainstorming the appropriateness of certain choices based on the rhetorical situation and the relationship between speaker, audience, subject and occasion. If a student can anticipate what an author will do, they can approach a text with purpose and find evidence of what they anticipated seeing. Does this work all of the time? 9 times out of 10, yes. If a speaker does something unusual or unexpected, then as a critical thinker they must determine why and if it was effective. This worksheet is one that I take them through step by step and then have them complete on their own for various works. Think of it as training wheels. At some point, they will be able to do these steps without the worksheet by annotating and writing their essays.