credentials by saying half of the clients would be gone by tomorrow morning

Credentials by saying half of the clients would be

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credentials, by saying, “half of the clients would be gone by tomorrow morning, with the remainder following fast behind.”, there is a sense of humor (and maybe sarcasm). Also, there is
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Ward3 a sense of humor (and maybe self-mocking) when the author tells the story of his beloved student “threatened … to mince his dear and esteemed professor [Edmundson] … for the crime of having taught a boring class”. The whole message appears like a friendly chat with informal language and metaphors: “big players with big bucks”, “buttering their toast”, “small potatoes”, “the kid-samurai episode”, etc. The author also closes the distance with his audience by adding unimportant information and extra explanations here and there, putting them in parentheses. (“We were rich kids minus the money”, for example.) Instead of having a formal organized way of speaking, Edmundson seems like following his own stream of thoughts. An appeal to ethos has been developed because students do not feel like they are getting a lecture from a professor, but feel almost like they’re listening from someone they know personally, such as a friend.. Despite the success in pathos and ethos, Edmundson doesn’t do a good job in appealing to logos. He is scattered in his presentation. He has the tendency of leaving claims unexplained and goes straight to seemingly-unrelated matters. For example, after suggesting fighting to “get a real education”, he doesn’t explain why but continues by telling the story of how his father helped him choose the right path in college. It’s an interesting story, but readers cannot see how it is related to “fight against the institution”. After a bunch of stories and metaphors and descriptions, it’s until near the end that the readers know that “fighting” means being proactive and critical in learning. Besides not enough explanation, Edmundson sometimes goes too far
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