Rhetorical Article

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Rhetorical Article: Larson Succeeds but Anderson Fails E-reader is a new technology that may or may not affect reading practices, so many authors write articles about this issue. However, not all the articles are balanced rhetorically. In her article "Digital Readers: The Next Chapter in E-Book Reading and Response (Published in September 2010)," Lotta Larson claims that e-reader positively affects the reading experience especially for education. The author clarifies that e-reader advances the reader's response which reflects the engagement with and understanding the text. Larson's article is mainly based on a study on two second graders Amy and Winnie who read a story on e-reader and responded to what they read. On the other hand, Kent Anderson…show more content…
Because, nowadays, e-readers are developed enough, her article could play an important role in making e-readers a significant tool for education. Moreover, the author is motivated to write the article as the number of the articles which discuss the impact of e-reader on reading practice of children is low. In addition to choosing the right time, Larson shows credibility in her article because of her experience as an instructor in the field of learning technologies. Furthermore, the case study, which is done by the author, makes the information believable. Also, the author is fair and respectful by not attacking people who read printed books to show the pros of e-reader. Moreover, she cites information from different references to avoid building her article based on her personal knowledge or…show more content…
Larson makes her article credible by providing the text with enough evidence for all the information she mentions. Therefore, it easily moves the emotions of the readers and makes the audience believe the author’s claim. However, because Anderson’s article does not have evidence for the six reasons that make reading from a book better than e-reader, the article lacks of credible information. Thus, the text could not impact the audience, because he fails to connect the logical, ethical, and pathetical appeals. As a result, the article is not well developed to support Anderson’s claim. Therefore, because the information in Larson’s article is credible, it could be representative of the issue I am
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