GCU Health & Medical ADHD Webpage & Writing an Essay Questions

DQ1 As the name implies, visual rhetoric means the part of communication that involves what is seen, including colors, forms, and the way what we are seeing is laid out on the page. Font type and size can also be included in visual design. The term rhetoric can sometimes cause confusion, so for clarity’s sake; here it means techniques used for the sake of persuasion.

Keeping these definitions in mind, describe an image from one of the CDC website pages on ADHD (http://www.cdc.gov/NCBDDD/adhd/index.html) that you find to be especially powerful and persuasive. What makes it so? Identify the image’s purpose and audience. Please be sure to provide a description of your chosen image so that your classmates and instructor can also analyze your selection.

During the week, read your classmates’ posts and explain the degree to which you agree or disagree about the effectiveness of the visuals the CDC has provided on its page about ADHD.

DQ2 Assessment Description

Writing an essay can be divided into at least three main parts—the introduction, the body, and the conclusion. Looking further into the essay, the thesis statement can be implicit (implied) or explicit (a line can be drawn under it).Depending upon the length of the essay, the introduction might be more than one paragraph, but the thesis statement should generally appear at the end of the introduction. Body paragraphs follow, and each has its own unique topic sentence, the first sentence that contains the unique supporting point for that paragraph. The conclusion needs a clear transitional word or phrase at the beginning (but not “In conclusion”), and it revisits the thesis and each main point. However, no new information belongs in the conclusion.

Please review the following video Writing Process about writing introduction paragraphs.

For the first essay, you wrote a rhetorical analysis of a public document. Please share your thesis statement for your rhetorical analysis essay. During the week, respond to your classmates with constructive feedback about their thesis statements.

DQ3 Use the following checklist to help make final revisions on your essay:

Are the introduction, body, and conclusion clearly defined?

  • Does the introduction provide sufficient background for the reader?
  • Is there a thesis statement that makes the main ideas of the essay clear?
  • Does every paragraph address the subject matter of the thesis in some way?
  • Does the essay show that the writer has a knowledge of the audience?
  • Is there credible support, specific examples, detail to make your points clearly?
  • Is the tone and voice formal enough for an academic essay?
  • Have all requirements of the assignment been met?
  • Are all sources credible?
  • Have all quoted, paraphrased, and summarized material been cited in-text with a corresponding reference on the reference page?
  • Is the grammar and punctuation correct?
  • Has the writer spell checked the essay?
  • Is the title capitalized correctly?
  • Are the correct margin and font and other requirements of APA style correct?

Share with your peers the areas of strength in your essay discovered during this process. What aspects of your essay need improvement?

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