Annie Lowrey’s article,” Why Can’t the Government make it Easier to Compare College Costs?” published in Slate magazine is a genuine urge to the Government to take action by simplifying the college application process. This is a very cautiously written article to discuss the need of a College Scorecard for students. Why do I say “Cautious”? Ms. Lowrey’s has a warped attitude towards the colleges and universities. This is evidenced strongly allover the article.
The True Believer by Eric Hoffer is a book that deals with the nature of mass movements. The author examines past mass movements and dissects them to try and fully explain to the reader what a mass movement is, who leads mass movements, who partakes in mass movements, and ultimately why mass movements are used. In this journal entry, I will discuss how The True Believer relates to terrorism and what we have learned thus far in this class. In the first part of Eric Hoffer 's book he writes about the appeal of mass movements. He explains to us readers why there is a desire for a mass movement.
George Orwell’s use of a personal encounter allows the reader to understand the effects that the environment and personal experiences impose upon an individual. As a result a cohesive explanation and reason for his political purpose is given to the reader, permitting a connection to manifest with the author. The emotional appeal that is constructed through the use of real life situations, allows an audience to acquire a sense of passion in addition to becoming sympathetic. In the state of the Union Address, Barack Obama uses current issues to stimulate the audience and declare a motion for political change, as he states, “We have to reduce the influence of money in our politics…We’ve got to make it easier to vote, not harder. We need to modernize it for the way we live now.
The reasons may be based on personal experiences, however, it is best to use factual research as reasons in support of the statement thesis to eliminate any bias that might be a result of the writer’s emotional opinion regarding the topic. It is important for a college writer to motivate the reader to pick up and read their paper by stating why the topic is important. For example, in the book ‘Why black men love white women’ the author Rajen Persaud , explains why the topic goes beyond the differences in race by explaining that the topic is important because it highlights how women are sexually exploited by men for ultimate power. By so doing, the author gives readers reason to read the book. As one writes in college, there is need to acknowledge the sources that the writer used in writing the paper.
Bartholomae writes in his article Inventing The University, “ A writer has to build bridges between his point of view and his readers. He has to anticipate and acknowledge his readers’ assumption and biases.’’ (515) To know your audience is meant to be able to anticipate and assume your reader’s point of view, but at no time, I would say that I knew my audience that specifically in order for me to anticipate their personal assumption and biases. Instead, I was making sure all the required guidelines were met in a way to fulfill the genre expectation as well as my
“Why Everyone Shouldn 't go to College” by Valerie Strauss in 2012 in The Washington Post is a reprint of Larry Cuban’s blogpost which states his opinion on college. Cuban expresses heresy to the popular idea that college is an important, practically necessary step in life. The author supports his claim by pointing out several facts that counter the accepted idea of what college is. Cuban’s purpose is to persuade his audience to see the flaws in the current education system in order for there to be a reform in the education system. Cuban writes in a very factual tone, making claims of fact and policy, as he writes for potential college students and their parents.
In his cover story, “The Framing Wars”, he offers us insight to how politicians use rhetoric and other methods in order to sway us into the path they want. As such, George Lakoff, a professor and professional linguist at the University of Berkeley, describes to us how politicians covertly work. Lakoff stresses the importance of language and how wordplay triggers specific images in our minds. By camouflaging words, we can relate phrases into these specific images as he states, –“”love as journey”… you are more likely to relate to the story of, say, a breakup if it is described to you with the imagery of a journey.” (Lakoff 716) With the simple use of metaphors, Lakoff introduces to us the concept of “framing.” As the word suggests, framing gives us a picture in our mind when certain words are said. Within our minds, we all have different types of “frames” and how they each get activated is different as well.
He believes in idealism over materialism and says the materialistic world does not exist in his mind. The more important value is having an individual human mind and to be yourself. At the end of his essay he primarily focused on idealism and being himself but, still taking in insights about American writing from his teachers. Overall he becomes his essay. (Fan
Private Doss refusing to take a gun into combat was very dauntless. Private Doss was called a conscientious cooperator, meaning that he knew what he was doing, however, he continued to do it because he believed that what he was doing was right. Also, due to his past experiences, refusal of a weapon meant not killing anyone. One thing he said was, “With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to wanna put a little bit of it back together” in which he was talking about how his desire was to save those people fighting for him and even some of the people that were trying to kill him. (Gibson) This leads to another good quality which is desire to want to see change, but not just any change.
Lora E. Vess’s “Examining Race & Racism in the University: A Class Project” is, for the most part, a clear example of writing in the social sciences, while John Streamas’s “Narrative Politics in Historical Fictions for Children” follows the writing conventions for the humanities discipline. Writing in the social sciences and humanities present different ideas and perform different tasks for their readers; Vess’s article tended to guide the reader through her conducted experiment, and she writes to achieve her goals. Streamas’s article presented the reader with his opinions on the subject, and was intended to almost persuade the reader to think about what exactly he is saying. Writing in the humanities and social sciences will almost always have different rhetorical situations, and Vess’s “Examining Race & Racism in the University: A Class Project” and Streamas’s “Narrative Politics in Historical Fictions for Children” clearly divide the line between the two
Rhetorical Strategies Logos, Pathos, Ethos With ethos being the main rhetorical strategy in this article, the author relies on the credibility of professors who study generational changes to engage the reader in understanding the reasons for changing sexual views. By saying, "Ryne Sherman from Florida Atlantic University and Brooke E. Wells from Hunter College" ("Changing Attitudes," 2015 para. 2) the author makes the reader feel a sense of reassurance as professors are normally seen as experts. Authors generally use statistics from professors of known and unknown colleges and universities in order to strengthen their own credibility. Logos was a prominent rhetorical strategy used in the article as well.
After reviewing the transcript of the debate, as well as in class discussion, I have come to the same conclusion that Cruz did. Cruz makes an effort in the debate to attempt some kind of political acumen, and to emphasize that debates should be about debating issues, rather than making a spectacle about politics. I think the point that was brought up in class, that politics has become more of an 'us-vs-them ', or horse race is particularly apt here. In particular, our lectures on national media, as well as the readings further emphasized the point. National media, such that exists today, has made elections more of a 'sports ' type of election.
For example, Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech is a key example. He uses very persuasive and to the point arguments such as when he says “They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger?” as he tries to convince the First Continental Congress that now is the time to strike back at the British. Another very article would be “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine. The structure of this article seems to be amazing because he writes an essay with such amazing attention getters to start each new paragraph.
In the picture book “The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus” written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet present a message focusing on a true storyline about Dr. Peter Mark Roget and his passion about the list of words. The design of this biography and a mesmerizing patchwork of eye-catching illustration book draw people from all walks of life to communicate their exact opinions. The intents of this paper are to create a new page of the list of words about a Public Administration career in The Right Word book. First, the author describes some clear ties between the death of Roget’s father and the family’s frequent dislocation. This impacts his need for order that led him to start generating the list of word.
“America’s university system is creating a class-riven nation. There has to be a better way,” starts Murray (235). Are Too Many People Going To College is a piece written highlighting alternatives to traditional education, as well as the repercussions we are facing as a society as a result of the strict guidelines of traditional education; a point that is spotlighted throughout the piece is the subject of Liberal Education and the core knowledge that we as a people should maintain, as well as the flaws of college as an establishment. Though the title and points made in the writings of Murray may lead one to believe he is standing against the college establishment, it is clearly stated from paragraph one that he believes more people should be