“Humans Can Survive Robots”:

Choose one of the following op-ed (opinion/editorial) pieces to analyze.
“Humans Can Survive Robots”:
https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2017-10-18/america-shouldnt-fear-artificial- intelligence-or-robots-will-doom-humanity
“We All May be Dead in 2050”:
https://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/at-the-edge/2015/10/29/artificial-intelligence-may- kill-us-all-in-30-years

  1. Print and annotate it.
  2. Write a 4-5 page rhetorical analysis using the main concepts from Chapters 1-3 of Becoming Rhetorical. Who is the intended audience? What was the exigence (the event or situation the writer is responding to)? What is the context (social, historical, etc.): What is the author saying (message, purpose)? How is he or she saying it (rhetorical strategies)?

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS