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Chapter 7 Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:06 AM Chapter 7 Notes Rhetorical Proof:      Is established through interaction between the speaker and  the listeners; provides support for a conclusion but not assurance that it is true. This allows the listeners to have confidence that the conclusion is correct. Rhetorical proof is a good way to justify claims. Statistics can be used as a proof. Reasonable Proof:      Would be inferred be most people when exercising their  critical judgment. Generally proof is what is considered by people to be reasonable. Components of proof: Claim:      A statement that you want the audience to accept; it is what you  are trying to prove. Supporting Material: to prove your claim you must show evidence that  supports it. Reasoning: It is what links a claim and the supporting material together so  that listeners can if the evidence does support the claim. Inference:      A mental leap from supporting material to the claim. The most common reasoning pattern on public speaking is inference form  examples. Examples:      Specific instances used to illustrate a more general claim. Representative:      Typical of the larger category from which the case is selected. Three considerations in selecting examples: Individual vs. Aggregate Examples. Factual vs. Hypothetical Examples. Brief vs. Extended Examples. Ask yourself these questions when using inference from example to support your  claim: Are there enough examples? Do the examples represent the whole category?
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMM 1300 taught by Professor Bean,hamil during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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