Rhetorical Analysis of Visual Communication
These are the questions I'll ask as I read your analysis:
|Context||Do you introduce your main example? Make a claim for choosing it?
Are your role and purpose clearly established with the needs of your reader in mind?
|Sources||Is the secondary ad a good example to support a focused discussion of persuasive use of romance conventions in your main example?
Are claims accurately supported by specific reference to the ads and to other materials from the course or your team's background research?
Are images properly captioned and documented?
|Organization||Does introduction provide a clear sense of your main findings and how your discussion is organized?
Do transitions provide accurate guidance from one paragraph to the next?
Does conclusion wrap up discussion rather than aim it in a new direction?
|Style||Is the paper clearly written and easy to read? Am I distracted by sentence level issues?
Effective word choice and phrasing for your audience and purpose?
|Delivery||Is the report conventionally formatted? Consistent spacing, margins, font?
Single-spaced text blocks chunked for reader access?
Are images sized and formatted to support document format and appearance? Are resolution, color and sharpness sufficient for reader accessibility?
Are main and subheadings developed and formatted to guide reader's attention?
Are images appropriately integrated into discussion rather than presented as an attachment?
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