Objective: Write a rhetorical analysis essay.
Specifics: For Essay #2, you will create a Rhetorical Analysis of one episode of a reality TV show. See video for some examples/types of shows that fit this description. You may use this text in your Essay #3 and the Research Paper if you so choose.
Requirements: Choose one episode of a reality TV show and analyze the type of language and overall message that the text (your episode) is trying to send to the audience. Discuss one of the following: Ethos, Pathos, or Logos. (See link for thesis statement ideas. You do not need to do all the appeals.)
You may use any type of reality TV, but it must be reality TV not a film or documentary. You also need to cite the text as well. But there is no research required or accepted. The paper must be 3-4 pages in length, in MLA format, and uploaded via Canvas as assigned.
Audience: Think of your audience as people who may not know the text you are working with.
Note: This is not a summary of the show. And prewriting is a must for this assignment. Here is my sample for an episode of Ghost Hunters.
A few images from a student sample paper on an episode from Mythbusters appear below