To select your topic:

Find a current event article based on the medical field that you would like to analyze for your assignment.
Use these resources to help locate a current event article.

The New York Times: Opinion – Healthcare (Links to an external site.)
The Atlantic: Health (Links to an external site.)
CNN: Opinion – Social Commentary (Links to an external site.)

Once you have selected your article, answer the following questions

What is the context, audience, and purpose of the argument you selected?
Is it a compelling argument? Why or why not?
Does the author utilize the three appeals? Provide an example from the argument of at least one instance of ethos, pathos, and logos.

All answers should be written in complete sentences and use APA (7th ed.) format when writing your responses.

THEN:
Rhetorical Analysis – Outline
Instructions
Creating an outline is a crucial part of the prewriting process. It is meant to serve as a guide during the drafting stage, so its content should be easily accessible to the eye. Therefore, avoid full sentences and too many details. In the upcoming module, you will write a draft based on the current event article you chose using the outline you create for this activity. 
Activity
Create an outline for your selected current event article.
The outline should include:
Introduction

Establish the work and its author
Establish the thesis of the article
Present your thesis: 1 sentence that states the overall success of the article’s/speech’s argument and names the three appeals

Summary Paragraph

Present the main point of the article
Present the main supportive points of the article

Analysis Paragraph 1 (ethos)

Topic Sentence: State your first analysis point
Support your point with evidence from the article
Summary Sentence: Conclude your point

Analysis Paragraph 2 (pathos)

Topic Sentence: State your second analysis point
Support your point with evidence from the article
Summary Sentence: Conclude your point

Analysis Paragraph 3 (logos)

Topic Sentence: State your third analysis point
Support your point with evidence from the article
Summary Sentence: Conclude your point

Concluding Paragraph

Reword your thesis
Summarize your main points
Leave on a thoughtful concluding sentence

Each section’s content should be written as concisely and precisely as possible. Proper grammar should be used, but the outline does not need to include complete sentences.