Writing is a process involving close reading, brainstorming, developing an argument, formulating a coherent structure, and drafting and revising. There is no one answer, but there is a good guideline: the Golden Rule.
Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments Students are often asked to perform speeches, but rarely do we require students to analyze speeches as carefully as we study works of literature.
In this unit, students are required to identify the rhetorical strategies in a famous speech and the specific purpose for each chosen device.
As often as not, you’ll rewrite a student’s paragraph to say what you want to say, not what the student wants to say.
On the other hand, during office hours, you can often productively edit together with a student.