Analysis Paper Assignment
In Module 2 and Module 3 you’ve had a chance to read two versions of the same article, written by Barry Schwartz, titled “The Tyranny of Choice.” The one you read for Module 2 was published in Scientific American, and the one you read for Module 3 was published in The Chronicle for Higher Education in the same year. For this assignment, I want you to compare the two versions of this article to answer the question, “Why did Schwartz change his article so significantly to publish this text in an alternate venue?”
This is not a simple compare/contrast essay. This assignment is asking you to think about the rhetorical situation and consider why Schwartz might have changed his purpose or his argument in writing for a different audience. What differences do you notice? Why do you think Schwartz included different content? How does this particular content help Schwartz advance a particular argument to a particular audience?
Analysis also asks students to focus their observations. Do not include all of the differences, just the ones that help establish your interpretation.
THIS PAPER SHOULD BE 3 FULL PAGES (Times New Roman 12, 1 inch margins, double-spaced)
The draft for this assignment will be graded on the following issues:
â— Does your paper follow the assignment?
â— Does your paper use Classwork 1-4 to help you understand the analysis question?
â— Does your paper focus on analyzing how and whyâ€‹ information is presented (rather than simply summarizing the articles)?
â— Does your paper show a solid command of English?
â— Does your paper meet the length requirement?
â— Was your paper turned in before the deadline?