Analyzing The Article Position On Dodgeball In Physical Education

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Persuasion in DodgeBall TDA Response Persuasive techniques such as Logos, Ethos, and Pathos help support and state his claim in the text. In the two articles, “Position on Dodgeball in Physical Education.” and “The weak shall inherit the gym.” Both use many persuasive techniques to make claims, support their thinking, and get the reader to agree.
In the article, “Position on DodgeBall in Physical Education.” The writer makes a claim using the persuasive technique of logos to help convince readers that dodgeball isn’t good for Kids and that Dodgeball isn’t suitable for Physical Education. To begin, the author tries to persuade the reader by stating data as, “61.5% of children aged 9-13 years do not participate in any organized physical activity during non-school hours and 22.6% do not engage in any free-time physical activity.” Furthermore, the text was stating that the kids that need more physical education aren’t getting what they need while the kids that are already in physical condition are getting it. As one can see, the article used the persuasive technique of logos helping the claim opposed by …show more content…

To demonstrate, the writer used pathos to state, “If we let these PC twinkies have their way, we’ll be left with Duck-Duck-Duck. Teacher spends the entire hour patting each child softly on the head.” To continue, the statement quoted had said that if we keep up this ‘keeping kids safe from small harm’ we won't have any physical education anymore and it will just be what was stated. Moreover, in the quote taken from the article the author used pathos to help support their claim to get the readers to think in the right direction of what the author is thinking. The author of the text, “The weak shall inherit the gym” used the form of persuasion, ‘pathos’ to get the readers to agree with

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