Organizational Structure–California Youth Outreach (Breakout Prison Outreach (BPO))
November 18, 2018
For each topic there are often links to opinion pieces on the topic. Some topics have more links than others. Read all of the material available and then begin formulating your own argument in response.
November 18, 2018
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1. What is the author’s purpose? What is the thesis or main idea of the article? 2. Who is the intended audience? How do you know?

1. What is the author’s purpose?  What is the thesis or main idea of the article?

2. Who is the intended audience?  How do you know?

3. Identify the types of appeals made by the author (logos, pathos, ethos).  How effective are they?

4. What do you know about the author?  Do you find him or her credible (ethos)?  Why or why not?

5. What types evidence does the author provide to support the claim or argument?  Is the evidence relevant and trustworthy?

6. What is the setting or context?  In other words, what event or problem inspired the author to write the essay?

7. Describe the author’s tone or attitude.  Is it serious, flippant, angry or sarcastic? How does the attitude affect the argument?

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