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Short Essay 2_3 - Describe some mistakes in the use of...

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Short Essay 2 Purpose The purpose of this essay is to apply the concepts learned from the first 8 weeks of the course and apply them to the analysis of a work of a speech. This will show your ability to recognize mistakes in language use and logical fallacies made by speakers in persuasive situations. Task Visit http://www.americanrhetoric.com (or another website with speech transcripts) and find a speech of your choice. Using the Bassham, et al text as a source, you are to write a minimum 750-word (approx. 3 pages), double-spaced, 10 or 12 point font essay on the following: - Describe in detail the speaker, purpose of the speech, and overall assertion of the speech.
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Unformatted text preview: - Describe some mistakes in the use of language and give some examples of how to correct the problems.- Describe some logical fallacies and explain how you would refute the claims. Grading This paper will be worth 50 points, graded on the following criteria:- How close are you to the required number of words/pages? (5 points)- Do you thoroughly answer the questions above? (25 points)-Do you have introduction and conclusion paragraphs? (5 points)- Does each paragraph contain a topic sentence, body sentences, and a transition sentence? (10 points)- Spelling, grammar, and punctuation (5 points) Due Date: Friday, April 9, 2010...
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