Donna Freitas's Time To Stop Hooking Up?

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In many of the colleges today a "hookup" has changed in definition. In other words, hookup once meant a romantic relationship but, Hookups today can be "all about throwing off the bonds of relationships and dating for carefree sex" (Freitas). At least that is what Donna Freitas says in the article "Time to stop hooking up. (You know you want to.)". Through the article she explains how a hookup has changed and how it has to stop because of it affecting the way teenagers see a relationship. Freitas uses many persuasive appeals and rhetorical strategies to persuade effectively on these arguments. By using these rhetorical devices she is able to keep the readers hooked into the argument. One example of a persuasive appeal and rhetorical strategy she uses is logos and exemplification because of her providing statistics and facts from surveys. Statistics from the article provide more compelling information because they provide a representative sample of teenagers who hold certain beliefs about hookup culture. It also wouldn’t hook readers to Freitas’s purpose in the article, making no one want to agree with her argument. So should college students really stop “hooking” up? Freitas uses persuasive appeals and rhetorical strategies to effectively persuade her argument on why colleges student “hookups” need to …show more content…

She describes a part of her life in the introduction of her article to grab the reader 's attention. For example, Freitas notes, “When I was an undergraduate at Georgetown University in the early 1990s, my roommate and I dressed up like prostitutes for Halloween. We bought fishnets, wore our tightest, sexiest clothes and sauntered out like we were the hottest girls alive.¨ The imagery used in this passage hooks the reader into the argument making it very persuasive. In sum, Freitas uses the narrative strategy to pull the readers into her

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