CAB Assignment sheet
Answer these questions to help you generate material from which to analyze a source. We will use rhetorical and Toulmin terms to help us accomplish this.


What is the Rhetorical Situation?
What is the Exigence?
What is the Kairos?
Who is the author’s audience?  Think about Cicero’ model of using style to target an imagined audience)?

List the author's warrants.

What is the author's claim and what type of claim is it (be sure to quote and document it accurately).

What words or phrases did the author use to qualify the claim?

How did the author refute opposition to the claim (be sure to quote and document this).

Discuss the author's credibility (Google the author—who is this person and how does what this person expertise influence our perception of the claim’s validity)?

List examples of facts the author uses (be sure to quote and document).

List examples of expert testimony (quote and document).

List examples of statistics (quote and document).

List examples of emotional appeals (quote and document).



Based on your examination of the answers above, write an annotated bibliography; argue a claim of value about this source. Based on the audience for whom the source was intended, evaluate it--what are its strengths and weaknesses? Use the answers from your Toulmin/rhetorical analysis to support your claim. Go to resources and use the CAB template to help you format your draft.

Your annotation should be 150-200 words in length, and should start with the bibliographic citation. The annotation should begin at the end of the citation and all of this part of the assignment should be double spaced. You will need to use the hanging indent feature in word for a proper formatting in MLA.