Category: Comparison Essay

This course presented a significant opportunity to read different texts. The two texts compared in this essay are Critical Reading and Rhetorical Analysis by Richard Johnson-Sheehan and Charles Paine and Composition as a Write of Passage by Nathalie Singh-Corcoran. In tandem with this comparison, Johnson-Sheehan and Paine’s work has been chosen as the most effective in terms of the presentation of its content to the audience. On the other hand, Singh-Corcoran’s text is less effective because of the lack of supporting graphics and smooth flow of the argument. The criteria of comparison include their rhetorical situation, the organization of their main ideas, the logic of thought, and the language used.

This essay compares the most effective text Critical Reading and Rhetorical Analysis and the less effective text Composition as a Write of Passage.

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Summary of Critical Reading and Rhetorical Analysis (Text 1)

This text is the most effective in terms of the presentation of its content to the audience. The text is built around the theme that most people love arguing, but they do not seem to understand the different issues they plan to argue about (Johnson-Sheehan and Paine 68). The chapter offers guidance on the critical analysis of arguments and fair evaluation of the ideas presented by other people. It emphasizes that individuals are supposed to read arguments critically to gain an in-depth understanding of the issue. After critical reading, people can analyze them rhetorically and pay attention to the opinions of others. Accordingly, it is vital to understand the features of generative and persuasive arguments befo