Think back on the process of writing the report. Write a short note about what you learned from the process.
- What do you like about the essay?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses?
- Where did you struggle?
What would someone have to do to change your opinion on something?
What is an Argument?
Claims, reasons, and evidence.
Argument – a reason or set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others that an action or idea is right or wrong.
Reasons + evidence in support of your over all claim. Mainly relying on reason and logic.
Argument represents only one form of persuasion, one that relies on the cognitive or intellectual capacity for reason (80).
Intro to Arguments/Rhetoric
Language is an art form. Here is the Wikipedia definition of Rhetoric.
Rhetoric is the art of discourse, wherein a writer or speaker strives to inform, persuade or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.
Aristotle’s definition of rhetoric
“The faculty of observing, in any given case, the available means of persuasion“
Ethos: Appeals to Ethics, Credibility or Character. Ethics, ethical, trustworthiness or reputation, style/tone. The credibility of the speaker persuades.
Pathos: Appeals to Emotion. Emotional or imaginative impact, stories, values. Uses emotional response to persuade an audience.
Logos: Appeals to logic. Persuade by reason and evidence.
Addison’s Two Years are Better Than Four (255 – 258)
We are going to split up the readings and work in groups to figure out the main takeaways, important points, and necessary examples we need to remember.
- What is her argument?
- What reasons does she provide?
- What evidence does she provide?
You will have ten minutes to figure out the main points. Pick a scribe, and presenter. Write the points up on the board. The presenter will have 3 minutes to explain the main points.
Arguing a Solution
- Position. Take a clear position on an arguable topic.
- Reasons. Develop main reasons, keeping audience in mind.
- Evidence. Support all reasons with strong research.
- Opposition. Acknowledge the opposing argument and take it out.
Brainstorm problems to argue for.
What do you like about the essay? I liked that I was able to do any topic regardless of it being pushed towards green team. I was able to create a presentation that will show my fellow students a bit more to the historical world than what is currently know.
What are the strengths and weaknesses? My Strengths were definitely my involvement with the SCA and being able to know who the right people to talk to were and where to go for information. my weakness however was knowing a lot on the topic, and my explanations.
I struggled to try and make it as explanatory and entry level as possible. Finding relative pictures and public knowledge on the SCA was hard because its so underground and not really mentioned or talked about a lot.
1.What do you like about the essay / slide show?
2.What are the strengths and weaknesses?
3.Where did you struggle?
1A. What I liked about the essay assignment was the freedom to select something of interest. I like a person who was interviewed on the news experienced the same situation of arriving to the RePlanet recycle center and initially thought i showed up when the guy was on lunch, and then seen a small sign that said closed, and was frustrated with not having a local place to go recycle. I have learned a lot in my journey to create this slideshow/ essay.
2A. My strength in this assign emend has been my organization in presenting the problem, and providing some of the answers to what are likely the most common questions. I think this was very educating on a topic that most may not be concerned with until the day they need to recycle and have no where to go.
My weakness was my time management in relation to getting the interviews that I originally wanted.
3A. I struggled in keeping the first two concerns in order, Timeline, and citations. What i experienced was that it was easy to get side tracked, because the topic of recycling can be so diverse and my target was specifically aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and glass, as this is what is recycled at the RePlanet type of CRV Recycling facilities.
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