Then, based on your analysis of the article, respond to the following:
- What is the genre of this article: news, editorial (an opinion piece), or public relations?
- What is the purpose of the writer? Justify your answer with evidence from the textbook. Consider answering these questions: Are there any unfavorable impressions provided, or does the author remain neutral? What language suggests this to you?
- Who is the intended audience (who would be likely to read and agree with the ideas)? How does this relate to the genre? Justify your answers with evidence from the textbook.
- What evidence (voices and statistics) does the writer include? How does the evidence influence the purpose?
Write your initial response in about 150–200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
Note that your response to this assignment will also be submitted as a piece of writing for M3: Assignment 2 for a review of your writing skills. Therefore, make sure your response to this assignment is logical, clear, and well organized. Also, proofread your response for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
By Saturday, May 24, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, May 28, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.