Personal Testimony Pedersen

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Lastly, Pedersen’s article does not hold enough personal testimony as evidence to help the reader believe her argument. Personal testimony is important in an argumentative piece to help the writer seem reasonable and understanding of the topic they are discussing. The author, April Pedersen tries to create personal testimony by stating, “It's fine to enjoy a pet. I’ve had several myself, including a cat that lived eighteen year” (Metz 242). The writer is obviously trying to reach out to readers as reasonable at the end of the article to help develop a strong ending argument. However, this completely fails because the author claims she had a cat instead of having a dog. Personal testimony is also known as important by the writer in the scholarly
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