Alive But Not Living A relatively new epidemic is threatening everything we treasure most. Unlike the Black Plague long ago this epidemic very slowly takes its course. Although it’s something that does not kill you, it also does not let you live. Technology is taking away everything we hold dear.
Sherry Turkle’s main argument in “Growing Up Tethered” is that the new generation of teenagers are “tethered” to their cell phones and technology. She states many issues that teenagers have. She talks about how cell phones change our developmental attraction and growth as adults. Turkle states, “These young people live in a state of waiting for connection. And they are willing to take risk, to put themselves on the line” (Turkle 430).
“To Dance with the Devil” tells of the hardships and negative consequences that were a result from coal mining. The article sheds light on the struggles and difficulties caused by coal mining. The rhetoric qualities of the text enlightens readers of the many ramifications of coal mining in southern West Virginia. Throughout the text, the reader is informed by the multitude of rhetoric qualities of the text. “To Dance with the Devil” informs readers of the many consequences that have come from coal mining in southern West Virginia.
1. By using ethos, logos and pathos, I can boost my overall credibility. I plan to implement ethos by using my tone of voice to convey meaning. I believe that if I’m real and genuine with my emotions, the audience will be able to tell through my tone of voice. That being said, an example would be not smiling while I am talking about my friend’s pain. I can create pathos by using vivid imagery and specific details, such as using specific action verbs and detailed (but not overly graphic) descriptions of her trauma.
The use of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos are some of the ways a speaker uses to appeal to the audience and make them identify with the logic being argued. The speaker identified what the audience wants to hear or needs and establishes these requirements to fit within the context of philosophy, ethics, and emotions. The speech made at the State of the Union 1964 goes to show how a speaker can use words, expressions, and even nonverbal communication. The essay sought to establish the main ideas presented in the speech that relates to the three most important rhetorical concepts. Rhetorical questions are supposed to give us time to reflect and think and through ought the speech Lyndon can affirm that and keep the audience attentive.
Anne Neal, the president and co-founder of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, brought up many great points in her speech on academic freedom. If we do not begin to allow the proper learning and teaching techniques, our society will begin to suffer. Academic freedom is in the decline in today’s society and Anne Neal wants to make a difference. Recently speakers have been backing out of their speeches because of student protests. Campuses are giving speakers speech codes with extremely broad rules.
For most Americans, today’s access to technology has never been more essential in everyday life. From attending college, finding jobs, to creating relationships across the world, the need for technological interaction has become a necessity of everyday life. While technology overall is seen as a positive force for change, what negative effects do technology and social media have on developing teenagers? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), distracted teenagers hold the highest share of distraction-related fatal car accidents. The CDC states, “42% of high school students who drove in the past 30 days reported sending a text or email while driving” (CDC, 2013).
Upon graduating from Valparaiso University, Professor Kuhn taught middle schoolers in Hong Kong for several years. Afterward she taught high school, and then she came to teach at Concordia University. With thirty years of experience in education Professor Kuhn is without a doubt, "… the best prof ever" (Kuhn 3). In the course rhetorical approaches to literature and culture, Professor Kuhn's mission is, "To destroy how you watch movies and read books, forever" (Kuhn 1). Throughout the course, through exploration of various novels, literary analysis and class discussions we will discover the immense power behind the words and rhetoric that we use.
Rhetorical Challenges: Complexity & Cultural History Controversial rhetorical evidences have existed as long as humans practiced the art of rhetoric. The ways the audience participates and conceptualizes the content of the topic depends on the complexity, cultural history and other related challenges. Our textbook had interesting incite on some of the challenges that arise from the purpose and subject of a given rhetorical context, which was something that I wasn’t formally educated in. I found it interesting that not only the subject but the purpose of a rhetorical artifact can alter the participation of the audience on a greater scale than I originally thought.
Dimensions of Technology: Artificial Intelligence Through forms of technology and the greater ability to use it, has made artificial intelligence more powerful than ever, "Artificial Intelligence" is simply creating a machine to create better ideas than the human race. The fact remains scientists and engineers are looking for the next big creation in the tech world. People feel that computer-generated feelings would be just fine if robots made them feel understood. The articles" The Network Primate," by Mark Fischetti (2014), "The Good Tech Gone Bad," by Lev Grossman (2015) and "Calling Dr. Watson," by Jon Gertner (2012) shows how three different perspectives on how the advancement of technology affects the way we feel about technology.