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Types of Rhetoric Persuasive unit day 2

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Lindsey Carson

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Transcript of Types of Rhetoric Persuasive unit day 2

Warm-up
Please sit on the left or the right side of the classroom.
Students should be required to wear uniforms to school.
Students should not be required to wear uniforms to school.
On your own sheet of paper, write a list of reasons to substantiate your argument.
Objective
Students will define and apply the three different types of persuasive appeals in order to build arguments to discuss the merits of school uniforms.
Quarterly Overview
1st Quarter
3rd Quarter
2nd Quarter
Oral Tradition & The effects of your past on your future. Literary Analysis of "Kindred" by Octavia Butler
Race and gender roles as social constructs.
Persuasion and Advocacy
Literary Analysis of a Drama: "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry
Vocabulary
Fact:
a truth verifiable from experience or observation.
Opinion:
judgment or belief not founded on certainty or proof
Ethos: Meaning ethics, refers to the trustworthiness/character of the speaker/writer.
Logos: Logos is appeal based on logic or reason. Everyday arguments rely heavily on ethos and pathos, but academic arguments rely more on logos.
Vocab Set 2
Math is only fact based.
Either an answer is correct, or it isn't.
Whether an outfit is in style or not is a matter of opinion. Some people may like it, some people may not.
President Barack Obama has ethos when it comes to politics and success for being elected President of the United States.
Many car ads use logical appeals to sell their products.
The connection...
During this quarter we will be discussing how to use in your persuasive research paper. All good arguments are based on
and use to appeal to people's emotions in order to call them into action. By using researched coupled with your well-worded on your topic, you will have the to be a credible speaker on your topic.
rhetoric
pathos
facts
opinion
logos, i.e. logical appeals
Application
Look at your list of reasons for or against students wearing uniforms at school. Next to each reason write an F if it is a fact or an O if it is an opinion.
Whittle down the list by getting rid of the points/opinions about student uniforms which are “weak” by nature. Weak by nature means that they are nothing more than personal opinion, or cannot be backed up with strong, factual reasoning. Things like “the uniforms are ugly,” is not a good argument. Something like, “forcing students to wear uniforms squashes their right to freedom of expression” is a sound, good argument.
Work together on your side of the classroom to compose a one paragraph argument as to why or why not students should be forced to wear uniforms using an example of logos, pathos, and ethos.
Homework: Compose at least three sound arguments to substantiate your position on your persuasive topic. You must have at least one example of logos and pathos.
4th Quarter
Self-identity and the right to be free. Literary Analysis of various persuasive texts
Undecided in the middle
Ethos is an effective persuasive strategy because when we believe that the speaker does not intend to do us harm, we are more willing to listen to what s/he has to say.
Pathos: Pathos refers to both the emotional and the imaginative impact of the message on an audience, the power with which the writer's message moves the audience to decision or action.
Appeals to pathos touch a nerve and compel people to not only listen, but to also take the next step and act in the world.
Whenever you accept an claim based on how it makes you feel without fully analyzing the rationale behind the claim, you are acting on pathos. They may be any emotions: love, fear, patriotism, guilt, hate or joy. A majority of arguments in the popular press are heavily dependent on pathetic appeals.
Rhetoric- the art of using speech to persuade, influence, or please
ethos
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