Grade level/band: 11–12
- Students should have a firm grasp of rhetorical reading and writing; identifying, analyzing, and establishing rhetorical situations; and conducting research as conversational inquiry. The purpose of this task is to give students real-world practice in conducting purposeful research and adding their voices to an existing discourse. This assignment requires students to consider their audience, compare and contrast perspectives, frame and define issues as well as their own perspectives, and describe and explain the overall rhetorical situation of a political, social, or economic issue of their choice.
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