Q. Where can I find a topic to write about for a rhetorical analysis essay?

It has to be someone else's work that I am analyzing, and something current.

Answer

It is always best to write about a topic that interests you or is related to your future career goals.  In addition, many instructors like to assign specific things to look for or specific types of sources, such as advertisements, editorials, etc.  

  • To find an advertisement or other visual, search for various products or topics in Google Images. (Ex: Cheerios or "animals and advertisements")
  • To find an editorial, search news sources such as New York Times or Wall Street Journal. If you search Google News, be sure you are using a credible publication and not a person's "news blog".
  • To find an opinionated essay on a topic, try Opposing Viewpoints

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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