MLA Q2 - Name Marybeth Ibarrientos Date 13 April 2011 Eng....

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Name Marybeth Ibarrientos Date 13 April 2011 Eng. 1D/Sheil From Reading and Writing Short Arguments (Vesterman, pgs.3-20): 1. How do people form their opinions in life? In your answer explain how facts are different from opinion and how we are apt to change our minds when properly persuaded. People form their opinions in life as naturally and necessary as it comes to them. Opinions are formed through people’s own mental and emotional lives and through their interactions with the lives of others. Facts are different from opinion, mainly due to the fact of facts itself; the concrete details with no right or wrong. Opinion is formed in effect of the facts. When properly persuaded, perspectives and thoughts can change by responsible arguments. In order to either be persuaded or strengthened from an opinion, there must be clarity and mental strength with complex issues. 2. Draw and label the Rhetorical Triangle and discuss its purpose. The Rhetorical Triangle clarifies the interaction of the three means of persuasion (ethos, logos, and pathos). 3. List Toulmin’s terms with a brief definition. Data: what prompts you to make a claim; facts that leads to believe claim is true Claim: what you believe your whole argument proves Qualifier: part of the argument that measures the strength or force of the
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2011 for the course ENG 1D taught by Professor Sheil during the Spring '11 term at San Joaquin Delta College.

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