I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Rhetorical analysis of Just between You, Me and My 622, BFFS. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. I used to love doing the painting pages on the Dragon Tales site,” she said, laughing, “I did them until I was much too old”. “Erin and three of her friends were sitting in her family’s Albany” (Orenstein 446). To begin the essay with a story seems to be fallacious because it makes the whole essay more like a story than an academic essay. It is a fallacy of appealing to emotion. Why the beginning of the essay with a story seems to be fallacious is that the story does not seem to fulfill its purpose of attracting the audience towards it. The story makes the meaning of the story vague and makes it difficult to go through the article smoothly. Moreover, the story in the essay is not consistently used from the beginning to the end, which makes the article difficult to read. However, her audience is educated which is why the beginning of the article with a story does not make much difference to them. The story is told to fit her argument that the access of the Internet to the teenage girls is resulting in destructive to their lives, especially in their erotic feelings. However, the story exposes the consequences of social media by teenagers.
The writer does not only trust her experience as a writer to convince the audiences but also uses external sources to increase the credibility of her argument. She refers to external sources after her statements. In other words for the sake of credibility she is extrinsic in her articulation of ethos – this seems to be the ethos of credibility. The author seems to have a wide range of research or to read on the topic, which is evident in her giving references to extrinsic sources, and she tries to convince the audience to see things from her perspective. For this purpose, she uses vivid evidence from different surveys. For instance, Orenstein writes about the negative impact of social media that “an analysis of seventy-two studies performed on almost 1400 college students between 1979 and 2009 . . . Social media . . . Encourage[s] self-promotion over self-awareness (Orenstein 448). The author, in her argument, is logical enough to convince the audience by giving such evidence from outside sources.