Paul Krugman author of the article “Confronting Inequality” stresses the inequality of our social classes in the United States, he uses statistics to demonstrate the staggering consequences of this inequality within our social classes. Krugman emphasizes the fact that a majority of our wealth is owned by about one percent of the population, which is leaving the middle and lower class at an extreme disadvantage. One example Krugman uses is education; children that have wealthy families, have a higher percentage of finishing college than those of lower income families, proving the statement that Krugman was accentuating, “Class-inherited class- usually trumps talent.” The parents within this middle to lower class have been exceed their financial
Societies are defined by many of their aspects, but perhaps one of the most distinguishable characteristics of any given society is the language spoken there. This fact carries over even to the United States of America. The United States is a vastly multicultural country. That being said, English is the dominant language of the land, and should be officially declared its national language.
When crafting an argument an author must find a way to appeal to their audience. The three different types of rhetorical appeals are ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos is the appeal to ethics, pathos is the appeal to emotion, and logos is the appeal to logic. By using one, two, or all of these appeals, an author can better convince an audience of his/her claims. In Gary Slutkin’s TED Talk, he used all three rhetorical appeals. Slutkin, within the first minute of his lecture, states that he is a trained physician in infectious diseases. This statement immediately shows the audience his ethos. The audience now has a better understanding of who their speaker is and why they should trust him. Slutkin, later on, describes the situation he was experiencing with
Ethos is equivalent to credibility. Waldinger clearly makes his audience believe what he says by explaining surveys which lead to really strong data. He also states several different quotes by Marc Twain, which provided important pieces of evidence and different perspectives to his speech. Waldinger also states different research facts building a stronger main point. Lastly, he explains one of the oldest and longest study ever, The Harvard study. It is really important to keep the audience well informed with academic research, as Waldinger did.
A speech is defined as a formal address or discourse delivered to an audience. A significant person of the community usually gives commencement speeches so the students can leave motivated and ready for the so-called “real world.” “Through different uses of the rhetorical strategies, pathos, ethos, and logos, the speakers are able to connect and relate to the audience members. At the college of William and Mary, Mike Tomlin, a football coach delivers a speech that effectively uses two of the three strategies to acknowledge the graduating class.
In the weighty argumentative essay, “America Needs Its Nerds”, by Leonid Fridman, he points out a very important issue students who are academically gifted face: their intellectual advances often have them labeled as degrading terms such as geek or nerd. Throughout Fridman’s argument, he structures his agreement to attend to the appeal to logos and his belief that we do, in fact need our “nerds.”
In April of 1861, the first month of the civil war, Alfred M. Green gave a speech to encourage his fellow African Americans to “prepare to enlist” and fight for the north. The north was fighting to preserve the Union and end slavery while the opposing side, the south, fought to defend slavery. Although they could not fight in the war, and did not want to, he felt that African Americans should “strive to be admitted to the ranks.” In his speech, Green uses many different methods to persuade them to join the Union forces.
Do you know anything about other cultures besides your own? We live in a world with numerous countries and diversities. Each country has its own appeal and positives and often times we find ourselves comparing the resemblances and differences between these nations based on a variety of aspects like geography, culture, language, economy, government, weather and so on. Ethiopia is a country with a rich historic background which comes with a variety culture. The U.S is another country with an amusing culture. The U.S and Ethiopia share their difference on the weather, education, and language, while they also share their similarities on gatherings, sports and countless other things.
Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) declared that separate public schools for African American and White children is unconstitutional. This ruling paved the way for desegregation and was a major victory for the civil rights movement. In regards to providing an equal education I believe this ruling did help to level the playing field. All students would now be receiving equal education and facilities giving them equal opportunity. I do know that it didn 't exactly go down peacefully and many African Americans still did not receive fair treatment for many many years but it was a stepping stone to move education in the right direction. As far as segregation in the school system I believe that is a thing of the past. I know there is racism ( a
Every writer or speaker spends a lot of time prepare what they what to say and how they want to say it. It is a long process and takes a lot of time; because they need to think and re-think about the main idea and the purpose. Also they need to be awareness that it is difficult to engage people in spoken or written form. In order to communicate effectively most of them use rhetorical enhances communications and presentation skills. Rhetoric is an ancient art which started in Greece but it is still use it now day in speeches on different situations. There are excellent examples of that on graduation speeches. Ed Helms, famous actor, gave an effective speech on the Cornell class of 2014 because he knew who their audience was, he used correctly
Students education is very important for the future of the nation, and Betsy DeVos has a plan to change students education for the better. Betsy DeVos is the current secretary of education in Washington D.C. and with President Trump, DeVos gives an opportunity for parents to choose which school their child attends. Student’s test scores in the United States has been average with many students dropping out of school. This is an issue that President Trump and DeVos will try to resolve.
Do you know about Thomas Rhett? If you don’t then I am going to tell you all about him.
Whoever says science states facts isn’t saying the truth because science is always evolving and making new discoveries. Climate change is going to be a big concern, it’s going to cause a mass change in agriculture, the rising heat will affect farmers and how they grow crops. The burning toxic chemicals cannot lead to a positive outcome as well, it may rise health problems and create different types of dieses that’ll affect mankind. Science has its predictions, but how solid can these predictions be? “The Myth of ‘Settled Science.’” is an article written by Charles Krauthammer that addresses a different point of view on global warming. Krauthammer questions if what these scientists are saying is actually true or if it’s a way for them to manipulate the people. I agree with Krauthammer that not everything we are told about global warming is true, and that not everything can be blamed on global warming; however, I disagree that global warming is not happening.
This essay looks to discuss Trudeau’s Liberal party campaign kickoff speech and its usage of emotions. The essay begins with an overview of the speech and then looks in to see to what degree the speech uses emotional appeals. Next, the essay discusses and evaluates the four emotions presented in the speech; anger, fear, friendliness, and inspiration. The essay then concludes with a short discussion on the relationship between emotions and politics.
In ““English Only” Laws Divide and Demean” Warren J. Blumenfeld discusses the laws that make the official language in the United States English, only. His purpose is to persuade the reader to sign the petition he created which is directed to the Iowa House of Representatives and more to abolish the “English only”. Although Blumenfeld does an exceptional job appealing to the emotions of his audience by using personal stories, he does a poor job presenting evidence and facts to persuade the reader to agree with him. Blumenfeld may have personal credentials, but he does not have many source credentials, also, he does not provide counter arguments for the arguments that are made against his.