ADHD Rhetorical Analysis

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In the United States alone there are approximately 6.4 million kids between the ages of 4-17 are diagnosed with ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder, which causes above-normal levels of hyperactive and disruptive behaviors. People who have ADHD tend to have a difficult time with sitting still, paying attention and controlling their impulses. Websites like Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Healthline have been created to help those in need. These websites not only inform the reader, but they use rhetoric to persuade the reader that they should get their child checked out for ADHD. Both CDC and the Healthline websites use ethos, logos, and pathos to persuade the reader their website is the most credible…show more content…
The website provides plenty of information about ADHD and has the option to select various ADHD topics. The Healthline website lists their ethos on one page called “The Healthline Editorial Team”. It lists all the people who edit the website and who is in charge. Each individual is listed by name, position, a picture of the person, and a couple of paragraphs about who they are. By having this on their website, it validates their ethos as creditable employees. According to Healthline their mission statement is: “Healthline’s mission is to make the people of the world healthier through the power of information. We do this by creating quality health information that is authoritative, approachable, and actionable.” ("ADHD by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You"). A mission statement on a website is important so the reader will gain trust in the company’s…show more content…
The Healthline website does a skillful job providing quality information about ADHD. On their website they have different links about how the reader can tell if their child has ADHD, how to cope with it, and also how to make their child successful. Another great feature the Healthline website provides is information on its articles such as: who wrote it, publication date, who and when the article was reviewed before publishing. The one detail left out is when the article was updated. Overall, Healthline does an exceptional job on providing a solid amount of logical

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