Do A, B or C
Describe a situation when someone tried to persuade you to do something that was very
much in his or her own interest, against your interests, or both. The situation could
involve selling you something, having you vote for someone, or doing
Do both A and B
Go to the Speech Bank at the American Rhetoric Site
Select a single speech, Write a 150-250 word short paper identifying at least two
rhetorical figures of style in the speech and explain how
Major Paper #1: Rhetorical Analysis of a
Public Discourse Focusing of Ethos,
Pathos, and Logos
T h is proje c t is com p lete d i n g r o u ps o f 2 -3.
P aper Due: 1 w eek after SES #8
L e ngth: 1500-2000, ~6-8 do ub le-s paced pa ges
Form a gro
Paper Due: 2 weeks after SES #8
Length: 1250-1750 words, ~5-7 double-spaced pages.
Collect a representative sample of at least
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Major Paper Assignment # 3
A Persuasive Argument using rhetorical topoi and figures on an issue of
your choice approved by the instructor.
This project is completed individually.
Proposal Due 3 weeks af