Essay Assignment #1

Essay Assignment #1 - affect a reader’s emotions Consider...

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KSU English 1101 M. Schofer ESSAY #1 ASSIGNMENT Ethos, Pathos or Logos Class Speech You have a choice in your approach for this argument. Choose one of the below techniques to primarily argue about an issue of your choice. Please read the article or essay accompanying each choice, and be prepared to analyze that piece of writing in order to assist your own efforts in writing this first essay for the class. All three choices may include outside research to strengthen your essay; be prepared to cite any such sources. This essay will be read aloud in class as a speech. You may use index cards if you prefer for the presentation. I) PATHOS: Use emotional appeals to primarily make your argument on a chosen issue. Please read the article “Vegetarian is the New Prius” on p. 800 in your textbook to glean ideas about how a writer uses descriptive language in order to
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Unformatted text preview: affect a reader’s emotions. Consider how you may give an anecdote or relay facts to strengthen your argument. II) ETHOS: Use your own expertise on a subject to argue about an issue. Please read the essay “Why Take Food Seriously?” on p. 779 in your textbook to see an example of how a writer relates information on personal expertise. Consider an area of personal expertise that will lend weight to your argument. III) LOGOS: Use facts such as statistics or surveys to primarily argue about your chosen issue. Please read the article “Ready-to-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies” on p. 843 in your textbook to read how one writer uses facts and evidence to make an argument. Consider using tables, charts or other visual data to strengthen your argument....
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course ENG 1101 taught by Professor Moser during the Fall '08 term at Kennesaw.

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