Chapter 3 Notes - ENGL 1301 K. Sanders Chapter 3 Notes...

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ENGL 1301 K. Sanders Chapter 3 Notes Chapter 3 – Persuasive Purpose I. General Characteristics of Persuasive Writing : a. A claim is made. (Often referred to as a thesis.) b. Support for the claim is offered. (Thesis or claim is proven sound or valid. Experimental data, common knowledge, observations, statistics, personal experience, and slogans are all used.) c. A warrant (a general belief or principle that most people take for granted) is presented. (Beliefs give authenticity to the support. Usually is expressed as cultural/social myths. Ex: Claim – Women can have a fulfilling life without children or marriage. Social/Cultural Belief – All women want a man to take care of them and have biological clocks that are ticking.) d. Reader-oriented language is used. (First person, second person, and third person can all be used, also slang/dialect and everyday speech.) II. Three Types of Persuasive Appeals : a. Personal Appeal -Writer’s identification with the reader is shown. -Writer is presented as an expert on issue.
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This note was uploaded on 08/17/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Sergebrethe during the Summer '09 term at Austin Community College.

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Chapter 3 Notes - ENGL 1301 K. Sanders Chapter 3 Notes...

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