New Orleans

Rhetorical Precis Assignment

Rhetorical Precis

Read the article "Hurricane Katrina: A Cultural Chernobyl" by clicking the link above then selecting the pdf full-text option on the left side of your screen.

Once you finish, you will choose one section of the article (THE CREOLE CULTURE OF NEW ORLEANS, CULTURE AS A WAY OF LIFE, or KATRINA"S CULTURCIDE: WHAT CAN BE DONE?) to use for your rhetorical precis. Instructions are here.

Grade for the Precis

You will get a grade out of 50 points.


Part A= 20 points

Part B= 10 points

Part C= 10 points

Part D= 10 points


It should be handwritten or typed and turned in on Tuesday, April 29th.