Rhetorical Analysis Of The Atlantic Covers

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Majority of people now a days live to tell their rags to riches story of how they’ve acquired if not all a great deal of what they own due to their individual hard work. Once a young adult is enrolled in college they consume a massive amount of responsibility and gain their own sense of independence if they didn’t already have a strong sense of the concept. “Students today aren’t lazy”, Dunn said. “But if you look at what tuition is now and what the minimum wage is now, it’s not possible given that they’re up against” (President John Dunn of Western Michigan University). This is the exact point that author Svati Kirsten Narula is making when she makes use of an effective level of rhetoric’s in order to convince readers that the task of putting …show more content…

Narula of The Atlantic covers columns that have to do with environmental economics, sports and the sea. Her main purpose for writing this article was to convince others just as she has convinced me that this is an important issue because it targets college students who may believe that they can handle college and its expenses by themselves and gives them the reality of the issue. Narula makes use of rhetorical appeals such as statistical evidence from an entertainment, social networking, and news website where their community of members can submit all kinds of things. She uses the thread that one user wrote about the cost of courses at Michigan State University that states the amount of hours one would have to work in order to pay for each course currently as well as the amount of hours one would have to work if we were back in 1979. She also makes use of graphs to show the increasing rate of hours one would work at a minimum wage job to pay the expenses per MSU credit hour. In order to further prove her point she created another graph that visually represents an even wider range being the hours one would have to work in each year at a minimum wage job to pay for one …show more content…

The tone of the passage is initially contemplative because she goes in a pattern of introducing an argument such as the one that the graduate student Randy Olson’s grandfather has about the virtues of one being put through college without help from family and refutes it with evidence such as the thread of the MSU credits. She goes onto introduce the various factors that play a role in her essential message. Toward the middle of the article the author says “A credit hour in 1979 at MSU was 24.50, adjusted for inflation that is 79.23 in today dollars. One credit hour today costs 428.75.” She makes note of this valid point for the purpose of conveying an essential message that 2014, when the article was written, is a completely different year then 1979 meaning there has been a vast amount of changes pertaining to cost of education due to factors such as inflation and the many other essentials needed rather than course material plus room and

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