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AP Language and Composition
Transcript of AP Language and Composition
Jessica Camacho and Stephanie C. Lopez Argument What is Argument? How does argument differ from persuasion? Argument: A rhetorical method that expresses a point of view and then uses logical reasoning to attempt to get the audience to accept a point of
view as true or valid. Argument vs. Persuasion: Argument is the opposite of persuasion Persuasion: A form of communication that relies on emotion as well as reasoning to change the audience's point of view and often move them to action Express or defend your own position
Question or argue against a belief or action
Invite and convince readers to change their position What is the Purpose of Argument? Choose Argument
Focus on the most important issues
Use rhetorical method
Make a claim
Consider your audience Writing an Argument Different point of views
Invites, exchanges, cooperates, contains mutual decisions
Understands the audience
Points are clear and honest
THE ARGUMENT IS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT CHANGING AND BECOMING THE VICTOR What Makes a Good Argument? Bad Argument Glenn, Cheryl. Making Sense: A New Rhetorical Reader.
Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin's , 2002. Print. Good v.s. Bad Arguments Bad argument= The opposite of a good argument
does not consider audience
no clear points or honesty in reasoning Topics Works Cited Glenn, Cheryl. Making Sense: A New
Rhetorical Reader. Boston: Bedford/ St.
Martins. 2000. Print. Immigration
Legalization of marijuana NOW..... "Amnesty international opposes death penalty in all cases without exception. The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state in the name of justice. It violates the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . It is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
There can never be any justification for torture or for cruel treatment. Like torture, an execution constitutes an extreme physical and mental assault on an individual. Consider the disgust most people feel when they hear accounts of individuals receiving 100 volts of electricity to sensitive parts of the body as a method of torture. Surely we should feel even more disgusted by the use of 2000 volts applied to a person's body with the intent to deliberately kill? The physical pain caused by the action of killing a human being cannot be qualified , nor can the psychological suffering caused by foreknowledge of death at the hands of the state .
The death penalty is discriminatory and is often used disproportionately against the poor, minorities and members of racial, ethnic and religious communities. It is imposed and carried out arbitrarily.
The death penalty legitimizes an irreversible act of violence by the state and will inevitably claim innocent victims. As long as human justice remains fallible, the risk of executing the innocent can never be eliminated. Amnesty International continues to demand unconditionally the worldwide abolition of the death penalty." Example Argument