Assignment: Compose a summary of, response to, and rhetorical analysis of Stephanie Rosenbloom’s “But Will It Make You Happy?”

The professor will look for:

Summary (5 pts)

  • Author’s name and text title
  • Grasp of main idea
  • Several supporting ideas

Analysis (5 pts)

  • Identifies rhetorical choices author has made
  • Examines intention behind behind these choices

Response (5 pts)

  • Includes student’s own ideas
  • Develops and expands ideas with example

Grammar and Sentence Structure/ Mechanics (5 pts)

  • Sentence clarity
  • Tense consistency
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Sentence boundaries, punctuation
  • Avoidance of fragments, run-ons