Rhetorical Analysis Of Jason Fagone

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In Project #1, I chose to make a rhetorical analysis of a chapter from Jason Fagone 's book Ingenious: A True Story Of Invention, Automotive Daring, And The Race To Revive America, "How to spend your entire income building a car to travel 100 miles on a gallon of gas." The first chapter mainly focuses on two main characters: Kevin and Jen. Mr. Fagone introduces us to them by telling us how they both met, grew up, where they went to school and what for, where they worked, and how they started working together on building the car for X Prize. Now, since my goal for this blog is to see my progress and journey to becoming a better science writer, I started reading the chapter over and over. In the beginning, I thought that "Writing for Science" …show more content…

I have used a few resources when I made the rhetorical analysis. I have used information from the book, called A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers. Also, from a very well-known article by Richard Preston "Crisis in the Hot Zone." In addition, I have included information from Chapter 5 "Rhetorical Analysis" by Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz. I liked how Jason Fagone uses mystery throughout the chapter, and leaves us with questions. Furthermore, he introduces us to several characters one by one. He does not bombard us with several names without explanation and their characters in the chapter. If I were to revise this piece, I would probably use more car/mechanics related terminology because of the title of the chapter. In addition, I would not jump in time, as Jason does throughout the piece. I would revise it in chronological order. That way it will be easier to follow through. After reading this piece and analyzing it, I have come to conclusion that there is no such a thing as limit to creativity. Science writers like to get creative and use different methods, which Mr. Fagone did in this chapter. I accept that everything you learn will help you in the future assignments; whether it is from learning from mistakes, or applying learned material to future

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