Homework

Watch the video and answer the following questions below 200 words in MLA format within 24 hours.
https://www.ted.com/talks/katrina_spade_when_i_die_recompose_me.

 

Although the text or video you will analyze will not follow the outline for writing a Rogerian Argument work for ENGL 1213, the text or video will contain the main elements of a Rogerian Argument. As a student, the purpose of doing this textual analysis is for you to practice recognizing the elements of a Rogerian Argument so that you can incorporate them into the work you will begin to write next week.  In particular, notice how both sides of an issue are presented fairly, and how the writer or speaker presents a compromise or solution that helps both parties move forward.

You will need to recall textual analysis terminology (claim, sub-claims, evidence) in order to complete this exercise. A PDF and video are in this week’s materials to help you review these concepts. 

Instructions: 

Each of the questions below corresponds to a particular section of the Rogerian Argument outline, although the sections may not appear in this order in the text or video being analyzed. Use this exercise to analyze how a Rogerian Argument can help groups caught in disagreement to move towards a solution or compromise and use what you learn when you write your work

Initial Post: Answer the following questions in your initial post. Properly introduce and punctuate direct quotes using the correct MLA-style format. Do not use first- or second-person pronouns.

  1. What is the main problem/issue addressed in this text or video? When, where, and how did this problem arise, and who or what is affected by it? 
  2. What is the main claim of each of the two (or more) positions on this issue currently? 
  3. Does the author or speaker seem to prefer one perspective over the other? Does the author or speaker remain respectful of each perspective even if his/her preference is clear? What types of evidence does the author or speaker use to show that each perspective has validity? (see “Terminology for Textual Analysis” PDF in the Learning Materials section).
  4. Does the author or speaker concede to some aspect of the perspective that he/she doesn’t prefer? Identify a phrase or sentence that indicates the author’s or speaker’s respectful concession and quote it. Integrate the quote into a complete sentence and insert a correct parenthetical citation. 
  5. What kinds of contrast words/phrases does the author or speaker use to show that he/she doesn’t prefer this perspective (although, however, despite, unfortunately, on the other hand, etc.)
  6. What goal or value does the author or speaker identify as being shared by both sides?
  7. What solution or compromise does the author or speaker propose? What type of claim does the author or speaker use when proposing their solution or compromise?

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