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Exercises

  1. Analyze the sample article for its effectiveness. You don't have to be a chemistry major to do some basic rhetorical analysis. You can compare the author's stated purpose and audience as described in the executive summary to the level of language, thoroughness of coverage, and degree of explicitness in the article.

  2. Analyze the difference in publishing conventions among Scientific American, Science, and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). How would you describe their audiences, their purposes, their structures, and their formal conventions?


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