The Use Of Removal Of Planned Parenthood From The Texas Women 's Health

2053 Words Nov 29th, 2016 9 Pages
For this constructive rhetorical analysis, I have chosen to compare one academic to a popular source. The academic source is written by Potter et al (2016), from the New England Journal of Medicine titled, Effect of Removal of Planned Parenthood from the Texas Women’s Health. The popular source is written by Deborah Netburn, of the Los Angeles Times titled, After Texas stopped funding Planned Parenthood, low-income women had more babies. The academic article by Potter et al (2016) researches the effects of Planned Parenthood cuts in Texas while Netburn’s, article uses the research done by Potter et al (2016) to write a segment for the Los Angeles Times. These articles are written in different formats and focus on different discourse communities. To better understand these differences between these articles, Ken Hyland model in Constructing proximity: Relating to readers in popular and profession science will be used for this analysis. According the Hyland, academic and popular sources vary in organization, expectations, credibility, stance, and reader engagement (2010). Taking these into consideration, I will examine and distinguish the discrepancies in these two articles listed above. Writers from academic and popular sources each have a different organizational format that they follow which provides their readers guidance and enables them to connect to their discourse communities. The most evident difference in organization of an article are where the claims are…

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