essay writing in aml format



Write an essay analyzing the rhetorical strategies of the author Kevin D. Williamson in the opinion piece “Justice and Neighborliness” (Links to an external site.) published in the National Review on June 2. Assume that the article is an effective argument and discuss why and how it accomplishes his purpose for his audience.

You may certainly Google National Review and his name to give yourself some context and information regarding audience, but do not quote, summarize, or paraphrase any of the source material you find. Analyze JUST this piece.


  • MLA formatting, including header, heading, 1″ margins, TNR type, etc.;
  • Introductory paragraph:
    • Summarizes the argument;
    • Provides context;
    • Has title of article in quotes and name of author;
    • Has some information about author’s qualifications;
    • Ends with a strong thesis.
  • Two or three fully developed body paragraphs–see Organizing Analysis;
  • Evidence, mostly in the form of quotes from the article;
  • Internal (in-text) citations;
  • Concluding paragraph;
  • 750-1,000 or more words;
  • Work Cited (Use ONLY one source, the article provided.)


Note: This is the first out-of-class major paper and is worth 20% of the overall grade. It is recommended that you write several drafts before submitting. Send an early draft to a tutor two days before the due date. Incorporate any appropriate tutor suggestions and revise. Submit a few hours early to check Turnitin for inadvertent plagiarism or too many quotes from source. Aim for about 20% or less.


Rhetorical Analysis (1)

Rhetorical Analysis (1)

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMost evidence in the form of quotes from the piece. Imbeds quotes smoothly and cites them parenthetically. Citations connect directly to a Work Cited. Work Cited is on the last page, and correctly lists ONLY the source being analyzed.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePaper is set up according to MLA, including but not limited to heading, header, margins, type, and title, internal citations and Work Cited.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFree of grammar and mechanics errors, formal writing, avoids 1st & 2nd person. College level vocabulary, and words are used correctly. Refers to author respectfully by last name, first and last name, or title and last name.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction is strong and interesting. Mentions the author’s name and the title of the article. Mentions question at issue and writer’s core argument and strategies in the thesis. Provides context (why are we discussing the issue at this time?), and provides some information about publication or author from the article website to establish ethos.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProvides strong topic sentences, generally examples of writer’s reasons rhetorical strategy, and provides evidence in the form of quotes of the writer’s strategies. Concluding sentences in each body paragraph successfully sum up what the student was attempting to prove about author’s strategies and effectiveness.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWeighs in on rational evidence or skewing or evidence, In other words, is there bias, and if so, why and is it reasonable considering the audience? Is there fair representation of the opposition, and is there refutation of the opposition’s argument?

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscusses and provides evidence of appeals to logos, pathos and ethos, and appeals are correctly labeled. Discusses and provides evidence of other rhetorical strategies. Avoids student bias on the issue at hand, particularly in the form of loaded language, and objectively and rationally analyzes, considering context, audience, and author, rather than arguing the issue or summarizing the issue. Meets required word count and has two or three fully-developed body paragraphs.

30.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

Please take your time to write this, add enough quotes and citation. please take your time to write a good essay

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