Option 1<br />Write an analytical argument in which you assess, compare, and contrast the essays by Edward Abbey, David Orr, and/or Michael Berliner (at least two of these three writers) and offer your point of view on environmentalism in the twenty-first century.<br />Purpose- To convey an informed opinion about environmentalism and to assess methods of persuasion.<br />Audience- Me and your classmates. Abbey, Orr, and/or Berliner.<br />Notes- Include a brief summary of the texts you selected and specific examples to support your definition.<br />
Option 2<br />Write an analytical argument in which you interpret Ursula Le Guin’sy and offer your interpretation of this story.<br />Purpose- To convey an informed opinion about LeGuin’s text.<br />Audience- your classmates and Me. LeGuin.<br />Notes- Include a brief summary of LeGuin’s text and specific examples from her text to support your analysis. Aim for a strong or against the grain reading that uses textual evidence.<br />
Option 3<br />Write an analytical essay in which you connect the text you selected with one of your classmate’s choices and/or LeGuin’s story.<br />Purpose- To explore discursive ecology.<br />Audience- Me, your classmates.<br />Notes- offer brief summaries of the texts you select.<br />
Option 4<br />Write an analytical argument about the use of nature imagery in one or more of the advertisements we reviewed in class and propose your own definition of nature.<br />Purpose- To convey an informed argument about nature imagery in the media.<br />Audience- Me, your classmates, the readers of the magazine/website where we found the advertisement.<br />Notes- you might include images of the advertisements (This does not count towards the page minimum)<br />
Option 5<br />Write an analytical argument about Rowan University’s RUGreen website. Analyze the purpose of this website, evaluate how successful it is, and note areas where it might be improved.<br />Purpose- To convey an informed opinion about the RUGreen website. To improve the website.<br />Audience- Me, your classmates, the RuGreen Webmaster.<br />Notes- you might include screen shots of the website. This does not count towards the page minimum.<br />
Option 6<br />Other: You create your own option.<br />Determine your purpose<br />Determine your audience.<br />Determine your rhetorical tools and evaluation criteria.<br /> Make sure you discuss this with me first.<br />
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