ETHOS - Think before you Ethos Dean, Nick, Miranda, and...

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Think before you Ethos Dean, Nick, Miranda, and Ariel
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Definition The self image a writer creates to define a relationship with readers. In arguments, most writers try to establish an ethos that suggests authority and credibility.
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Examples of Ethos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gspElv1yvc
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Ethos and Trust Arguments using ethos should encourage an audience to trust them Be assertive and prove your authority to speak on the issue Be credible Assure that your audience thinks that you have good motives for addressing the subject
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Ethos is the Argument of Character If the audience does not believe that you have good character, they are not going to believe in you or your argument
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Building Character and Trust Vivid personal experience (ex: a gay man arguing for gay marriage, teachers arguing for new teaching legislation, single mothers arguing for child support regulations) Even if you are not an expert you can still be an ETHOspert!
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Remind the Audience of Your Credentials
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Chapman during the Spring '11 term at Arcadia University.

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