In response to Geoffrey Shepherd's article “It’s clear the US should not have bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki”. Shepard tries to pull us into his claim by using pathos, logos, and ethos. He uses estimates of 500,000 Japanese soldiers died from the atomic bomb. Then Geoffrey begins to state that we had an alternative spot to drop the bombs, the alternate spot we could’ve dropped the bomb would have been Tokyo Bay. It was idle and estimated that less lives would’ve been taken and would showed more of a threat to the Japanese leaders.
Today we graduate from WRIT1000! Whilst we may have entered New Law Learning Studio unaware of the significance of ethos, pathos and logos, we leave with a newfound appreciation of the rhetorical situation.
Advertisements are everywhere. From billboards, to magazines, to newspapers, flyers and TV commercials, chances are that you won’t go a day without observing some sort of ad. In most cases, companies use these ads as persuasive tools, deploying rhetorical appeals—logos, pathos, and ethos—to move their audiences to think or act in a certain way. The two magazine ads featured here, both endorsing Pedigree products, serve as excellent examples of how these modes of persuasion are strategically used.
Starting this year, I thought English 102 was just going to be another general education requirement I needed to have in order to graduate. English has never been my favorite subject, so I guess it is safe to say that I was not super excited about this class. However, this class turned out to be different then I thought. It turned out to be more useful then I originally thought. English 102 was both helpful and fairly simple because of what what I learned, the effort I put in and how prepared I was.
The article “Webb Adopts Helmet Sensor Technology to Better Monitor Player Impact” is written by the Webb School and posted on the school website. The article answers the question, “Will my child be safe when playing sport,” for both current and potential parents. It attempts to show the excellent safety protection Webb offers to the student athletes to attract enrollment and reassure current parents. The author uses words choice, content, and rhetorical appeal, ethos, to persuade the audience.
The social problem is that some police overstep their boundaries as law enforcement and commit acts of unnecessary brutality towards citizens. The name of the article is “Sheriff: Lawyer Says Deputies Didn’t Need to Kill Texas Man” and was posted on abcnews.go.com on September 2, 2015. The scope of coverage and audience is at the national level.
A rhetorical analysis assignment is to see how an author tries to present his work to a certain group of people. There is present certain meaning in all the texts and it is up to the author to communicate it in the required way. The purpose of this assignment was to review the article and see how the author made use of different strategies. It appears that a major aim that the author had was trying to convince the readers about revenue based financing. The author made use of several strategies as they will be discussed further down. There are many examples of rhetorical writing strategies that an author can use to make the writing all the more powerful. There is a very crucial reason why writers actually go for this sort of writing. The simplest answer would be to have their writing be more powerful and effective on the reader. The document that will be analyzed today is an n article written by Verne Kopytoff. The title of writing basically talks about how revenue-based financing is a good solution for business. The title itself sheds positive light on the article and states that the better the business does, the faster you will pay. The author of the article is Verne Kopytoff who is a technology journalist. He is alum of the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times. The article was written on February 05 2013.
The past two semesters were great experiences. Within this past school year my knowledge as a reader and writer has improved. It felt like it was just yesterday, when I had a lot of difficulty writing and poor reading strategies. Now, as I said before, I am an improved writer and reader. The assignments and class activities over the two semesters were great benefits to me, and helped me make progress towards the first year learning goals.
Larry Karson, of the University of Houston’s Department of criminal justice, wrote his article about how a Grand Jury gets put together in the state of Texas. He clearly explains the process of picking the members for the Grand and Petit Jury and compares these processes with each other. Like two of the other articles I have mentioned, this article also explains the historical background and how Grand juries first started. It goes into depth of how racial discrimination in the Texas juries plays a roll with the proper functioning of the juries and how this problem can be averted.
From elementary school to high school, I was taught that my writing had to be structured and follow strict criteria. After I arrived in Mr. Mukherjee’s ENG 102 class, I was given the opportunity to express my creative freedom through words and graphical pictures. It can often be difficult and challenging to improve upon my own writing abilities unless motived with an idea in mind. When looking back on my time at ASU, I thought about the goals that I wanted to address for myself and the course goals that my instructor had set for the class. These goals include ones that I had accomplished to the best of my ability and ones that I need to address as well as improve.
In high school, my English teacher gave me one very important piece of advice about effort: “When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish.” Ever since I was given this advice, I began to put forth a much more substantial amount of effort into the goals I want to achieve. In this case, my goal is to receive an A on the rhetorical analysis presentation. In my group, I took on many leadership roles, I invested a lot of time and effort and overall, I was an active and supportive team member. For these reasons, I believe that I deserve the A that I worked towards.
Corporates integrate themselves into the daily lives of their consumers by choosing social normalities solely for their selfish interest. Bartyzel in his article mentions how individual lives become normal without realization that those social changes are made by corporations for their own selfish benefits. She writes, “excessive repetition of Princess products, which encompassed everythingfrom pens to Band-Aids, had a significant effect on her daughter. It even informed how adults interacted with her child, offering ‘princess pancakes,’ pink balloons, and even a ‘princess chair’ at the dentist office” (Bartyzel 468). Pink color and princess dresses became normal thing and all girls are thought of having those similar interests. Another impact
In this course we’ve learned to how to effectively analyze rhetorical situations. We start off by identifying the audience. The audience is the intended or unintended recipients of the rhetorical message. Identifying the audience is important because it will determine the style and language you will use in your writing. For example, if an undergraduate student is writing to their professor the style and language of the writing will be formal. Whereas if the audience is the undergraduate’s peers, then the language can be informal and have a more relaxed tone. Then we explore the context of the rhetorical situation. The context is what helps you interpret meaning in a situation by giving information on what the piece is about. By understanding
Laurin is a seven-year-old, female that is referred to the examiner by her mother, Shari W. She has referred Laurin because she needs assistance developing her writing skills. She understands the basic components of writing yet she still needs help developing sentences with appropriate punctuation and grammar usage. In her language arts class she maintains a B- letter grade. However, her mother would like assistance to continue her development in this area. Her mother states that Laurin has good knowledge of vocabulary and spelling, yet she has trouble with the construction of complex sentences. The area that Laurin's needs assistance is considered a performance deficit, meaning that she has the ability to accomplish and receive acceptable grades. A possible explanation for Laurin’s difficulty is that Laurin has not been formally educated about all of the rules of the English language due to her age. Upon completion of
When Distinguishing Oddity, she also got 3 out of 5 correct. However, after those areas she was unable to finish the rest of the assessment. She could not Blend onset with Rime, Blend letter sounds, Segment sounds into words, Manipulate initial sounds into words, or Delete initial sounds from words. Lilly scored 13 out of 22 correct for the Concept of Print Assessment. Lilly struggled in the areas for Reading concepts, Directionality concepts, and Punctuation. She could not point out the text, where to go next at the end of the line, or point to the words I was reading. She received 3 correct out of 7 in the area of Punctuation. She could not distinguish any form of punctuation other than a period. For Lilly’s writing sample, she jumped from front to back and then back to front when describing what was going