Freakonomics Rhetorical Analysis

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Ap Language is a class that revolves around rhetoric, synthesis, and argumentation. There are many ways students can be shown examples of each of these topics, but Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt is a great resource for students since it is based around rhetorical argumentation along with synthesis argumentation, both which connect to things in the real world, and it also includes many rhetorical devices. Furthermore, after reading Freakonomics, students will have a good resource to think and look back on when making their own arguments, whether it be inside or outside of the classroom. Freakonomics should be taught in the synthesis and argumentation units because there is a main theme throughout it; “Morality, it could