Where can I find a topic to write about for a rhetorical analysis essay?
It is always best to write about topics that interest you. In addition, many instructors like to assign specific things to look for or specific types of sources, such as advertisements, editorials, etc. I will try to address a variety of resources. Off-campus, you will need the 14-digit library number from your Baker ID or Contact Information page in SOLAR.
- A great database for the rhetorical analysis assignment is Opposing Viewpoints. Here, you can browse their topics or type in your own search. From the results, you can browse the Viewpoint Essays for an article to analyze. In addition, you can find more information about the topic by using some of the other article types (such as Reference).
- For specific types of sources, use an InfoTrac database such as Academic OneFile. Use the Advanced Search, where you can limit by Document Type.
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