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Analysis of Rhetorical Strategies in Documentary Film 
Students view a documentary, identify the central argument, analyze and interpret the rhetorical strategies used inthe film to achieve the director's purpose.
Rubric Code: C22A379
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Subject: English  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12, Undergraduate


Powered by iRubric Rhetorical Analysis
Film Documentary Analysis of rhetorical strategies
  Poor

Student has not achieved mastery of rhetorical analysis

5.5 pts

Fair

Student has some mastery of rhetorical analysis

7 pts

Good

Student has good mastery of rhetorical analysis

8.5 pts

Excellent

Student has excellent mastery of rhetorical analysis

10 pts

Credibility and Purpose of Film
10 %

Student identifies arguer, the central argument, the credibilty of the arguer, the intended audience, and the intended purpose of the film.

Poor

Student has not identifed the audience and has not constructed a clear thesis or central argument
Fair

Student has identified the audience and suggested the central argument, but has not convinced the reader of the purpose
Good

Student has identified the audience and stated the central argument by giving a thesis with support
Excellent

Student has clearly identified the audience and clearly stated the central argument. Filmmaker's purpose is clear to the reader. Student has made significant connections regarding credibility of filmmaker and rhetorical purpose of film.
Analysis of Rhetorical Strategies
30 %

Student has chosen a selection of rhetorical strategies to analyze and has given examples from the film. Student can discern which rhetorical strategies relate to ethos, logos, and pathos. Student can identify effectivness of film's rhetoric. Student can also identify potential weaknesses of rhetorical argument.

Poor

Student has not succesfully identified the rhetorical strategies employed by the writer.
Fair

Student has identified some of the rhetorical strategies employed by the writer and eluded to examples of same.
Good

Student has identified several of the rhetorical strategies employed by the writer and has given specific examples.
Excellent

Student has clearly identified several rhetorical strategies employed by the writer and has given clear examples for each. Student is able to identify evidence in regard to logos, ethos, and pathos.
Analysis of Film techniques
30 %

Student has identified film techniques and explained the rhetorical purpose in the documentary

Poor

Student is not aware of the film techniques employed in the documentary and makes little or no connections to rhetorical purpose of the filmmaker
Fair

Student has some awareness of the film techniques employed in the documentary.
Good

Student has good awareness of the film techniques employed in the documentary and makes cursory connections with rhetorical purpose of filmmaker.
Excellent

Student has excellent awareness of the film techniques employed in the documentary and clearly connects techniques with rhetorical purpose of filmmaker.
Organization of analysis
20 %

Student has effectively organized his or her ideas in a logical, persuasive manner.

Poor

Student has not mastered the art of organization in the essay. Ideas are not logically presented and fluency is an issue. Topic sentences are not clear - no transitions.
Fair

Student has a planned structure to the essay, hoewever, it issomewhat mechanical and lacks fluency. Needs better transition and topic sentence.
Good

Student has a good structure - Topic sentences introduce main ideas and transistions serve purpose of movement from one idea to the next.
Excellent

Student has an ecellent structure - Excellent fluency with creative topic sentences and meaningful transitions. .
MLA and Conventions
10 %

Student has correctly used MLA format and appropriate conventions.

Poor

Significant errors in format and/or conventions. <BR>
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Sources lack credibility.<BR>
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Little or no use of in-text citations to support argument regarding credibility and effectiveness of film.
Fair

Several errors in format and/or conventions.<BR>
<BR>
Sources lack credibility and effectiveness.<BR>
<BR>
Uses few in-text citations to support argument regarding credibility and effectiveness of film.
Good

Only slight errors in format and/or conventions. <BR>
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Sources listed are credible and effective.<BR>
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Some good use of in-text citations to support argument regarding credibility and effectiveness of film.
Excellent

Free of errors in formatting and conventions. <BR>
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Sources listed are highly credible and effective.<BR>
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Excellent use of in-text citations to support argument regarding credibility and effectiveness of film



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  • Rhetorical Strategies- Film Techniques - Central Argument

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