Analyze the author’s arguments, including his or her stated and unstated assumptions. How is the argument constructed? It is successful? Why or why not? In this project, you will be working in an important academic genre: the rhetorical analysis. In a rhetorical analysis, we examine the methods a writer uses to persuade his or her audience. Some questions to consider: What is the writer’s purpose? Who is the intended audience for this work? What does the author assume about that audience? What does the author want this audience to believe? What is the author’s tone? Does the author engage in any logical fallacies? Is the argument successful? Why or why not?