The author also employs quotes from the protestors to support his opinion. This form of evidence is highly reliable because these are firsthand accounts from people who are witnessing the issue and have authority on it. Finally, the most authoritative type of evidence the author uses in this argument his personal narrative. This is because the author experiences and interviews these protestors personally, and his experience at Standing Rock makes him more authoritative than an author who googled the issue then wrote an article on
Due to the diversity of audience, writing in this field is made very clear and often straight to the point. Writers refrain from using slang words or words with multiple meanings. They often use shorter sentences and are not as concerned with a repetition of word usage. Details are included by priority in this type of writing, which is also part of being concise. In the following example, one can see the clear conciseness that is used in the professional world of Human
Their funders are the other source of credibility behind the ad, the funders being the United States government, a very credible entity. With the knowledge of Smokey’s support at hand it is not hard to see that Smokey has some major credibility at his side, adding on to the already immense amount that he adds to the advertisement himself. Overall, Smokey has always had a large backing of credibility at its side and the advertisement here is no different from its predecessors. The credibility that Smokey and his backers provide in the end push the rhetorical appeal of ethos very far in the minds of the people viewing the
All of his techniques can be categorized as Ethos, Pathos or Logos. Ethos refers to the author’s credibility and authority on the subject matter as perceived by the audience (Williams, 2012). Gladwell is a staff writer for The New Yorker as well as a bestselling author that doubles as a public speaker (Donadio, 2006); and his experience shows in his writing. Gladwell uses many learned and reliable sources to support his claims that each provide striking foolproof evidence . The author establishes a strong backbone to his argument by making sure he covers all the basics and never leaves anything to chance.
A happy nation, however, is easier to run, as the natural tendency will be to trust the government, rather than fear or despise it. In scripting the Mayflower Compact the way that they did, the Pilgrims wrote an eloquent, and impactful guideline for any emerging government
Both Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson like many of the founding fathers of America share a ideology concerning independence and freedom in general. Although the two were notably talented writers, the difference in their arguments was their respective deliveries, writing styles, and their timing. Personally, I agree more with the way Thomas Paine chose to present his point of view. Common sense, for example, was a significant eye-opener for many Americans. One of the only reasons it made such huge impact was because it was written in a style that was easy to understand for the average American.
Kennedy writes in a way which keeps the reader on the edge of confusion and enthrallment for Edmund G. Ross. Kennedy, through this story and many others shows just how much courage is ‘easier said than done’. The mob mentality of the mid 1800s are heightened to exponential levels with billions of people now able to express their opinions instantly to the world, which shows just how special courage can be today. Any viewpoint can be expressed at any time, and for a person to willingly take a position, no matter how controversial or dangerous, should be respected. No matter their
I see this in people all the time today, especially when it comes to change. People don’t like change. A good recent example of closed-mindedness can be seen in news reporting. There are many people that I see today stating opinions as facts simply because whatever it is matches their personal opinions about the issue. Social media has made this exponentially easier than it was when Abbot wrote Flatland, so it is easier to
This allows the audience to know that she can relate to the situation. Most everyone texts and it can be easy to allow such language to bleed over into any type of formal writing. She, however, believes that people have enough common sense and control and that most people don't allow themselves to use such language in their final drafts of their formal writings. Despite establishing her credibility and strong use of logos, she does, however, lack in pathos. She fails at truly connecting with the reader on a more personal and emotional level.