Motoko Rich Online Literacy Rhetorical Analysis

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There’s been a lot of controversy about online literacy and printed literacy. Both types of literacy have their upsides. Motoko Rich’s article “Literacy Debate: R U Really Reading?” reveals the controversy between online literacy and printed literacy. Despite the controversy, Rich explains how online literacy is a new way of reading. Motoko Rich is effective at talking about online and print literacy because she uses creative terminology to establish her credibility, leads the reader to a path of understanding with no emotion, and uses logic to appeal outsiders. In the article, Rich talks about what reading online literacy means. The article has groups of experts all around the world giving incite. Some of the groups within the article are the National Council of…show more content…
Rich has many credible sources with great facts and statistics to prove her argument. For instance, one of Rich’s sources is the survey done in 2006 by the Conference Board. It stated “ found that nearly 90 percent of employers rated “ reading comprehension” as “ very important” for workers with a Bachelor’s degrees” (Par 33). Another fact is from the Department of Education. “The Department of Education statistics also show that that those who score higher on reading tests tend to earn higher incomes” (Par 33). These are two of facts and statistics that logically prove Rich’s argument of the issues between online and print literacy. Rich was very effective throughout her article by talking about the issues of online and printed literacy. She talks about both the positives of the literacy’s. And negatives of both literacy’s. Rich shows her credibility throughout the article and is very creative is discussing the controversy. Rich incorporates innovative language to establish her credibility, guides the reader to understanding the topic without her emotion, and uses logical facts and stats to prove her
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