Slant and Charge

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La’Quesha Bryant Professor Burnett English Comp 2 12 February 2013 Slanting and Charge Our knowledge, not only the specific facts we observe and present but also the facts we remember, is influenced by the principle of selection. The process of selecting knowledge and highlighting that takes place when we put our knowledge into words to achieve the communicator. Since emphasis is simply given stress to subject and indicating what is important or less important, slanting by use of emphasis is unavoidable, both in speech and writing. Any knowledge that comes to us through words has been subjected to the double screening of the principle of selection and the slanting of language, so much of our information comes to us selected and…show more content…
Be careful of anyone who plays on your emotions, instead of giving good sound reasons. An emotional appeal used as a substitute for truth is worthless. Emotion is no substitute for reason. To communicate clearly, you need to choose words that convince your audience of your fairness. Using loaded words does not accomplish this. When you hold strong opinions, it is easy to slip into biased or emotionally-loaded language. Slanted language usually will not convince a careful person to agree with your point, and may cause them to doubt your ability to convey the facts fairly. Slanted or biased language often causes the hearer to feel manipulated, wary or hostile. While those who already agree with you may become more convinced of your point, those who disagree may become annoyed, and dig in harder against your position. There are three major types of slanting: False implication, a careful selection of the facts, and innuendo (suggestion). False implication: A true statement is made in such a way so as to imply something else, which turns out be false. A careful selection of the facts: The fallacy equivalent is suppressed evidence. Innuendo: A covert allusion to something not directly said. This is very similar to false implication. Once we have built our personal store of knowledge by selecting what we want to notice. When we slant our writing, we are choosing what bits of knowledge we want to share, choosing what words we want
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