Retorical Precis Essay

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Rhetorical Précis Assignment A. A rhetorical précis addresses these four rhetorical elements: * Name of the author and the title of work publishing information, date, and page numbers in parenthesis, a rhetorically accurate verb, and a “that” clause containing the major assertion (thesis statement) of the work. * A brief but accurate explanation of how the author develops or supports the thesis, usually in the same order as was developed in the essay. * A statement of the author’s apparent purpose, followed by an “in order to” phrase. * A description of the intended audience. B. The rhetorical précis is an effective note taking strategy because * It answers the basic who, what, where, when, how, why, and to whom about a piece of writing. It also summarizes the content and analyzes the circumstances leading up to and informing a piece of writing. It clarifies how someone else chose to say something, in a particular way, for some purpose, to certain other people. C. Rhetorical précis on “Preventing the Next Fertility Clinic Scandal”: Jesse Reynolds in “Preventing the Next Fertility Clinic Scandal” (Genetic Engineering Opposing Viewpoints. Ed. Noel Merino. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven, 2013: 101-107), reports that the federal government has no set requirements for fertility clinics, and 80% of clinics do not follow the guidelines that are set. He emphasizes his argument discussing some issues people using fertility clinics have had: for example, individuals wanting to have “a baby”, having octuplets, then offers of embryo screening for cosmetic traits, “Michael Kamrava had not only transferred six embryos-two of which divided into twins-into the octuplet’s mother, but had also recently put seven embryos into another woman who wanted only one child, leaving her pregnant with quadruplets,” he informs us that the only federal
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