This is effective because this type of supporting evidence uses pathos which causes emotions in the reader to be determined and make them believe that they can change and help the future. There are also some reason not to go to college or get an education and Obama also addresses these and has something to say about it.
In the speech, “Here I Stand” by Erica Goldson, she confronts the U.S schooling system. The valedictorian starts off with a small story which is about how you shouldn’t focus on one goal but should have many goals. She then goes into how she is an amazing student and never misses an assignment, but even she is scared for life outside of school, because all she did was excell at every subject for the purpose of excelling not for the purpose of learning. She then gives some quotes and ideas that support the same idea she is trying to tell all of us. Then Goldson relates to her life, and talks about a avant-grade teacher that tries to inspire her rather than just train them for the jobs that are already set in life. She then learns how passion should be our motivation, not money, and how we need to use our minds for innovation not memorization. Lastly, Erica clarifies that she's
Barack Obama has impacted America in many ways since he was elected the 44th president on November 4th, 2008. The first African American president of the United States has taken the world by storm and done many great things for this country. Barack Obama has accomplished many things in his personal life, and also as the president of the United States. Obama has affected the world financially, economically, and rebuilt our image as a nation.
From the beginning she pulls the readers attention, she uses a metaphor “Eventually being perfect day after day, year after year, became like always carrying a backpack filled with bricks on my back”(Quindlen, 296). This metaphor is the most significant part of her speech as she continues to refer to this metaphor throughout the speech. She uses this for the purpose of appealing to the audience in a meaningful, and personal way, creating a connection between her and the audience as most students, not only college students, can probably relate to the feeling of being heavily put down by something , not necessarily what she is talking about. Her use of pathos is what makes the speech so appealing and interesting, because she makes it so relatable and easy to understand.
The tone is encouraging because it focuses on being optimistic and supportive for their future, which is the main goal for all students to be aware and to “never give in to despair” (Mccaskill). The speech conveys a purpose and a message for students to remember and to always have this engraved in their minds and hearts. Furthermore, he wants the audience to be aware of hardship and running this journey as future doctors, lawyers, teachers, or any professional career that will be difficult, but believing yourself is the key essential in life to follow that
She states many of her opinions on how the press should stop telling and spreading false events and ideas in the newspaper. When given the chance she tells her audience journalist about how the American press about her feels and how she feels challenged by them. Overall, the beginning of her speech tells the audience how she is going to state information and how they should listen to
Former President, Barack Obama, in his speech “Obama’s Commencement Address at Arizona State University”, the purpose is to convey the ideas that there is always more to do, always more to learn, and always more to achieve. His rhetoric is so successful because of his effective use of pathos, kairos, and structure matters.
This essay is about President Barack Obama’s speech “ Back to school “ which he held September 8th 2009 at the Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. The overall message in the speech is whether young people are taking school serious and understand the importance of hard work. Not only for themselves but also for the future of the country.
A leader is someone who timelessly practice guiding others in pursuit of a goal, or desired outcome. At the most fundamental level, a leader is someone who motivates, inspires and guides others toward pre-established goals. One of the most prominent leaders and inspirational person is Michelle Lavaughn Robinson Obama, former First Lady and married to Barack Obama, the former 44th President of the United States. During her time as an attorney and First Lady, Mrs. Obama has been an advocate for women’s rights, poverty awareness, a mentor, a supporter of military families, healthy eating and has been a fervent opponent of inequality (Slevin,2015). Michelle Obama is a noteworthy because she possesses leadership characteristics that inspire, motivate and made changes to the way American citizens live and see life; she became a beacon of hope.
America is still the land of opportunity and people still strive and succeed in their quest for self-improvement. And in no other aspect of America can this opportunity to succeed and their striving for betterment be as so clearly seen than in Americans obsession to achieve education at the highest levels. 94 percent of Americans believe that Education is important and 73 percent agree that higher education is “essential for getting a good job” (Source F). This symbolizes how Americans see education as the outlet to achieve affluence, success and a “better,” “high[er] quality of life” (source F). Furthermore, the many scholarships offered by schools, one of which mentioned by Obama in Source B, displays another aspect of the education system that provides opportunities for self-improvement, if earned through hard work, for an individual by providing a chance to obtain higher education no matter what background one comes from. In essence, education has become the primary path to achieve an improved standing on both a societal and individual
President Obama uses inspiration, patriotism, and logic to convince students to work hard. Ethos is probably the strategy he relies on most. He calls on students' sense of patriotism and respect for him as president of the United States, and he also uses his own experiences to show that he understands how difficult it can be to work hard. He uses pathos when he shares the inspiring stories of students who achieved great things in spite of enormous obstacles. He uses logos in some parts of the speech, such as when he shares statistics about the failures of successful people like J. K. Rowling.
She discusses the result of students not being taught how to take care of themselves. A report by a business-research group by the name of, The Conference Board, found that incoming graduates were lacking skills such as communication and decision making (Whelan 258). Employers want to hire strong, skilled leaders who can perform tasks in the correct manner. When a fresh college graduate is put into the job market, who knows if they will be able to make important company decisions, communicate effectively on the phone or in person. If an over involved parent has done these things for their son or daughter all their life, they are not going to know how to handle specific situations in which they will need a select set of skills.
When she first started the speech, she decides to give statistics of how this country actually had. This is a major blow that can show how bumpy and emotional this is. By giving the amount of children have to suffer, it will first get the audience interested because they will want to know why this was happening. With the specific ages, it will show a reality of this event, bringing it right back in the darkness.
Michelle served as an associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley Austin. At the firm, she worked on marketing and intellectual property. In 1991, she held public sector positions in the Chicago city government as an Assistant to the Mayor and as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. In 1993, she became Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies, a non-profit organization encouraging young people to work on social issues in nonprofit groups and government agencies. She worked there nearly four years and set fundraising records for the organization that still stood 12 years after she left.
President Obama’s next issue in the State of the Union Address was the need for education reform. President Obama talked about the need to improve the quality of education. Republican and Democratic governors throughout the country introduced a plan last year called Race to the Top; to summarize it states “If you show us the most innovative plans to improve teacher quality and student achievement, we'll show you the money.” The President supported Race to the Top by giving an example of a high school in Colorado rated to be one of the worst in the state; after the first year the school went through rectification ninety-seven percent of the seniors graduated.