104 Responses to “The Four Day Work Week” 1. AVS says: July 28th, 2009 at 2:33 pm Agree with this but why stick to a 40 hour work week? Reduce it to 35 hours. 2. david says: July 28th, 2009 at 2:33 pm In the short term the staggered week does not improve building energy efficiency. In the long term it could be substantially better, because you build based on the 80% of people that are there on any given workweek, rather than for the full workforce. Smaller buildings
How Germs Travel On Planes – And How We Can Stop Them Rhetorical Analysis Imagine sitting on a plane and a passenger sneezes--where do those germs go? The inventor of the Global Inlet Director, Raymond Wang realizes that germs spread easily on planes. In response, he is interested in providing a solution by finding ways to reduce the spread of these pathogens. Although Wang is clearly able to demonstrate his main idea, he shows weaknesses for example, repetition, when presenting it to his
The enduring value of successful speeches lies in its ability to evoke emotions and persuade audience with conviction. Speakers address passionate ideas which are artfully expressed to their desired audience to confront them and demand engagement. This idea is explored in Margret Atwood’s feminism speech Spotty Handed Villianesses, delivered to an audience of intellects in 1994 Atwood aims to challenge societies views of women in literature, giving women a less vulnerable representation, Anwar Sadat’s
The number one thing most people fear is writing a speech and auditioning it publicly. Many people would rather die than to present publicly. Writing speeches to persuade people is not only a skill but art there needs to be a little bit of everything, The 3 common things in every persuasive speech is Pathos, Logos, and Ethos. Pathos is what appeals to the emotion or what tugs on the heart. Logos is something that has to do with statistics or logistics like financial cost and funding. Lastly, Ethos
INTRO - In 1095 Pope Urban II made a speech at Clermont in the South of France, to mount the first crusade to rescue the Holy Land of Jerusalem from the Muslims and to give it back to the Christians. Religious obligation and personal gain would be the most important benefits from the crusades. The motivation for a Holy War came from Pope Urban II amazing speech. He wanted all men to give up their daily lives and to take the cross and to fight for the return of the Holy Land, the place where Christ
Alondra Aviles Gallegos Persuasive Speech Gap Year Introduction I. Attention Getter A. Do you ever think about all the years you have spent in school, and about the years waiting for you to graduate? B. It can be pretty frustrating for those people who are struggling with grades, or for those whose careers take FOREVER to complete. II. Establish Credibility A. After doing extensive research, I found an interesting, fun, and adventurous way to get rid of all the stress caused by school. III. Relate
After starting classes and making changes to her appearance, Fortoula's confidence and self-esteem are boosted. Upon finding a course on computers and tourism, Fortoula is able to persuade her mother and Aunt Voula to talk to Gus about permitting Fortoula to work at Voula's travel agency. While working at the Voula's travel agency, Fortoula is noticed by Ian Miller, a man Fortoula recognizes from her family's restaurant.
Martin Luther King Jr’s purpose in “I Have a Dream” is to persuade everyone to realize that African American lives should be treated like white lives; he wants everyone to fight and stand up for themselves. I found this speech compelling because he uses figurative language to tell everyone to stand up for what they believe in and they will not stand down until everyone receives their rights. The first important main idea in this speech that uses the devices of diction and denotation, that I found
time, on how there is racial bias and injustice. By applying a wide range of rhetorical devices, Shakur uses her position as a Black Liberation Army leader to motivate African Americans to fight for the Black Power Movement. As Shakur begins her speech, she introduces pathos into her writing.
After watching the TedTalk speech “Less Stuff, More Happiness,” the author Graham Hills, begins his introduction by sitting in a box and asking a simple question “what’s in the box?” leading the audience to feel inquisitive about it. Consequently, he continues to understate that the box “must be important,” because he carries it with him everywhere he goes; he then proceeds to specify “he traveled with it, moved with it from apartment, to apartment…to apartment.” Apparently, his introduction delivered