Rhetoric is a universal staple to effective communication, yet it is defined differently to various sources. Quintilian defined it as a method for good men to transmit good messages, while Aristotle coined it as the aptitude to “discover, in any given case, the available means of persuasion” (Beebe & Beebe, 2006). For instructors, it is used in student-centric “perceived caring” to establish a teacher’s character, assisting his or her messages in effectively impacting students (Tevan & McCroskey, 2009). Together, these fragmented ideas combine to form rhetoric, and those who can employ them are, in turn, effective rhetoricians. In popular culture today, these fragments form many fictional personalities: commercial characters, literary protagonists,
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell teaches you the understanding of success. Malcolm Gladwell in the book Outliers uses logos, pathos, and ethos to get his argument across. Outliers was written for the purpose to show the audience that success isn’t all on how hard you work, raw talent, intelligence or personality traits. Success comes from your culture, who your parents are, when you were born and the opportunities you have been given. The argument by logic, emotion and character are all put into Outliers to convince the readers that success is what you make of it.
Abigail Adams in her letter to her son John Adams, who was traveling with his father who is a diplomat, wrote to him to encourage him to build up his character and take advantage of the opportunities and experiences he encounters. Adams purpose is to boost his character and to encourage him to become a better man. She adopts a very caring tone as a mother to John Adams. Adams uses many rhetorical strategies such as credibility establishment, emotional appeal, historical allusions and some figurative language.
Finally, Freedhoff’s focus was to inform the audience in this case parents of the obese children and prove that the main issue starts with them. The author successfully accomplished this through his ethical fallacy focusing on certain group and using somewhat of an emotional appeal. He used strong Ethos to grab the attention of this audience and back up his claims through Appeal to Authority. Freedhoff not only tried to reach certain audience but expend larger picture of the sources problem. His article was very well constructed and supported his Toulmin arguments.
She writes to her son, John, “your knowledge of language must give you greater advantages now than you could possibly have reaped whilst ignorant of it.” Abigail explains how, now that John knows more about people and how political aspects work, he has an advantage being the son of a president. Adams also reminds her son that he is “favored with superior advantages” under the eye of a “tender parent.” She justifies how he has an advantage, and how he should take the steps to learn from his father, since he has the upper hand over most others. Abigail Adams, the first lady of the United States of America, writes a letter to her son, John Q. Adams, while he is traveling overseas with his father, the president.
Summary In chapter three “In the defense of a Liberal Education” author Fareed Zakaria opens up what he believes to be “central virtue of liberal education”(72). He writes that it teaches one how to think critically and clearly. He explains that thinking is the stronger advantage one could have in writing well. Before writing it helps first people to think in a critical sense so work should be using simple language in a well comprehendible way.
Sometimes ideas of a bright individual, such as M. L. King may run ahead of time. Society might not be able to perceive and react adequately to progressive ideas at that time. But times change, and eventually people realize what the right thing to do is. I should admit that Martin Luther King’s words that “the day of men as men”, whether black or white, should come, caught my attention. His speeches that I heard in this movie impressed me by their sincerity and dedication to his own race, but at the same time respect for the white.
Some students are struggling academically with this kind of schedule. I believe that students do not have to go to school for 8 hours a day to be have succeeded. Other ’s think we should not have an 6 hour school day because kids would have more time to do after school things like coloring, playing, talking laughing, and many other things and also the school district will save money the percentage of students that day 89 percent should not have an 6 hour school day and 11 percent say yes. Most people have their opinions about different things address more they would do less work but have badder grades.
The book is a great tool used to open up hard racial conversations. Its historical accuracy makes it even more of a necessary read. Twain wrote Huck Finn to inform about racial issues through the eyes of an innocent child. Although the novel may use derogatory terms over and over again that is more of a reason as to why it should be read. Racism in America was pervasive during the time of the novel.
My essay started with some questions,to grab an attention of the reader and I appeared fair-minded and morally likable as I talked for students benefit from the beginning, using ethos. After stating an opinion about this theme, my thesis statement is proved by using indicated meanings and reasons. In a second paragraph,I used the personal emotional example and unified it with others. Counter-argument is supported by real life examples and emotional experiences,to which I found a solution to prove that everything is solvable. Finally, I wrote a conclusion in simple but persuasive words,once again to influence the reader,in this case, the students.
In their Introduction to the “They Say /I Say” book, Gerald Graff and Cathy Brikenstein strongly believe that their templates will improve the reader’s writing skills. Graff and Brikenstein insist that writing is just like an activity we are used to do continuously, and if we follow certain process, we improve our writing and “help [our] writing become more original and creative.” (11) The authors also added that writers must give the opposing argument (they say) and then comes the thesis, which “should always be a response to the arguments of others.” (4) Personally, I agree with most of the points that the authors argued about.
Geoffrey Sirc wrote “The Autobiography of Malcolm X as a Basic Writing Text” to convey to his students and all students of literature that this book “teaches the importance of passion and strength of character” that these are “essential attributes to growth as a writer.” This journal article reaffirms the reason why all students should be required to read the book and Sirc states that autobiography allows the student to develop a deeper understanding of how to be inquisitive when confronted with stereotypes or ignorance. The affirmation comes in the form of a quote from Malcolm X in the epilogue of the book “People don’t realize how a man’s life can be changed by one book” (X and Haley 400) and the impact that statement would have on future
Also, Driscoll argues that “[a]n average grade in an advanced course is more meaningful than an ‘A in a regular course” especially when supported by favorable SAT and ACT test scores. Despite this fact, Driscoll discusses the importance of forming valuable relationships with teachers, involving oneself in one’s community, and the ability to “write - and write well” when applying to colleges. Emily Driscoll has an accurate perspective about what must be done. Average Performance in testing and in challenging courses, along with significant involvement within a community, heightens one’s chances of getting accepted to a desired college. College applicants with proficient scoring in testing and in advanced courses tend to have higher chances of getting accepted.
Fundamentally, the essay was written to the right group of peers, which is also important for enriching lives. If the right group is not directed the ability to enhance may not be obtainable. Overall his argument tools included: following the topic, writing with exceptional grammar, providing