College writing is demanding and differs greatly from high school writing. While both high school and college writing have to be grammatically correct and subjectively enjoyable college writing requires more skill and technique, which I have listed below. As a college writer, one is expected to prove that they have put some thought into what they are writing about by doing some research on the topic and incorporating the views and thoughts of other sources in the paper. It is important for these sources should be cited in the paper being written. In addition, a college writer is expected to take an authoritative stance on the topic or subject being discussed through the use of words which communicate confidence and conviction in a particular point of view.
On the other hand, John McCardell wrote an article in support of lowering the legal drinking age to eighteen. To persuade the audience, both authors use numerous rhetorical techniques. Despite contrasting views, Gonchar and McCardell build logical reasoning and persuasion by appealing to pathos, using statistics, and strong organization to give credibility to their piece.
Can Two Be Greater Than Four? Does college really matter? Has college lost its rite to passage appeal? Can one still go to college and be successful in the pursuit of self-discovery? These are the types of questions that Liz Addison challenges in her short essay “Two Years Are Better Than Four”.
My source "Why All Public Higher Education Should Be Free" the author talks about how tuition costs make it hard for students to attend college and how higher education makes for a happier society, this information is meant to persuade the audiences emotions, that is how the author uses pathos. The author has ethos because he was published in the Huffington Post and knows a lot about college because he is the president of the UCLA university council, each of these things makes him appear trustworthy. Also the author creates logos by providing the audience with facts about the problems caused by tuition costs and the benefits of free higher education. All of this makes the article persuasive because it uses all the persuasive appeals well and creates a well-researched, well-written article. In my last source, "Free college?
In this snippet it shows Jacoby’s using her own personal event to demonstrate knowledge about the topic, to show that she has first-hand experience with the relating material. The reason why this is a strength it shows the author has a general understanding of the topic as well as debunking critics who may assume that she has no experience in the matter. According to The Longman Reader Ethos “Refers to a writer’s reliability or credibility” (683). This is needed when trying to persuade your audience, because readers will agree with your point of view if they think that you have some sort of credentials on the matter or
These reasons explain why overall, Steinem does a very good job of persuading the reader to think differently about the perception of women’s strength. Throughout this essay, Steinem uses various rhetorical claims in order to establish credibility. For instance, from the beginning the utilization of pathos was applied in order to catch the attention of the readers. Steimen expresses, “I
Lindsey Pollak provides suggestions to ease the transition from student to career for the recent, or soon to be college graduate. The lucid writing style she uses in her book provides a sense of comfort to an inevitably stressful period in our lives. Pollak start’s off the chapter encouraging the reader to not worry about the things we have not done, or should have done. It would be easy for me to get caught up on the would’ve, could’ve, should’ve. However, the most important thing is to make a commitment to yourself to start on your career path today.
This summary is about Linda Lee’s essay “The Case against College”. Lee has several great points about life and how college isn’t for everybody. Lee feels strongly that not everyone needs to attend college and get a degree. Throughout the essay Lee is knowledgeable on the information and data she is mentioning. She does a great job at answering questions that came to mind when reading the essay.
Chapter Summary & Reflection Paper- FINAL Social and emotional issues are common ground among all humans, but they are especially relevant in the lives of college students. Chapter seven of the book “DMACC: Planning Your Success” is titled “Social and Emotional Intelligence: Relating to Others and Regulating Emotions”. It discusses how a student can gain the social and emotional skills to better the assessment of their personal health along with their relationships with others. The book provides strategies for the student to enhance their personal lives to in turn improve upon their mental health. At the beginning of the chapter, the book discusses the importance of relationships with others and the effects it has on a personal level.
Halper continues to explain that these columnists would write about the domino theory and that one after another countries were going to fall under communism (94). However, a nay-sayer might argue that this is exactly the problem that Halper is trying to express. They could argue that he is referencing these “experts” that are committing this fallacy themselves. But never the less, showing that he has properly found other professional references and opinions on the matter helps justify Halper in his argument tremendously. It helps create a seemingly unbiased argument that many readers would find stable and