David Brooks's Rhetorical Analysis Of The Other Education

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The Other Education Rhetorical Analysis David Brooks is a well-refined journalist for the New York Times News Paper Company. He writes many different controversial articles, that tends to focus around arguments of education. Within Brooks’ arguments he uses effective techniques to persuade the audience. In this specific column, he addresses society as a whole, but with special emphasis on students. David Brooks successfully persuades his audience through his presentation of his claim, his persuasive writing style, and his usage of emotional appeals. The Other Education written by David Brooks identifies how society lacks the studies of non-scholastic curriculum. Yet, he defines curriculum as a broad term in this article. When thinking about scholastic aspects people ponder the thought of school subjects, however Brooks wishes that society would look past the direct studies. Brooks himself writes, “…Such and such classes, such and such grades, and amassed such and such degrees.” In making this repetitive comment, Brooks dismisses the importance of the syllabus-based education system. Brooks wants the readers to grasp the importance of being emotionally smart, in the sense of studying something that makes their inner self happy, specifically music in his article. He celebrates the fact that emotional education is the “byproduct of the search for pleasure.” Brooks stresses this importance of self-happiness by telling his story of how he develops such love for Bruce
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