be well rounded students people who know what the system demands how to keep

Be well rounded students people who know what the

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be “well-rounded students, people who know what the system demands, how to keep matters light […], civic leaders”. Being shaped by others is easy and can still be good, according to Edmundson, but “in the long run, [it] is killing. “To be aggressive and assertive”, that’s why he urges students to “fight”. He encourages the freshmen class to question the values of everything
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Rhetorical Analysis 3 they learn and bravely follow their interest. But I believe he made up for the is in executing the use of pathos, but Edmundson’s article lacks in successful use of logos. Edmundson’s article “Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here?” started off triggering the audience thinking and feels by asking a deep question that makes the readers pause and think, and then feel eager to read, hoping for a deep explanation or some insight. Professors’ are “slaves” to do incomprehensible scholar work instead of paying “full-bore attention” to teaching: students live life of “celebrities” and graduate to become “servants”: Looking at the words Edmundson uses to describe life in and outside college. Those words easily paint a picture into the audiences’ head of college being a dull, boring life when one doesn’t “throw himself heart and soul into” classes. Another good use of words to help with painting a picture in the audience’s head are “to be aggressive and assertive”, “to fight”, “to struggle and strive”. These words suggest strong will and confidence. The determination to change in the target audience and they help bring out the desire for real education. Overall, phrases in this article helps Edmundson builds a strong appeal to pathos and the highly impressive use of words. Edmundson style and ton has an effective use that helps the article make a strong impact. He maintains a
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