COURSE GOALS MASTERY OF THE BASICS OF ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE AND USE RHETORICAL APPEALS ACCESS A TREASURE TROVE OF WRITING TECHNIQUES OR “MOVES” FOR GUIDING YOUR ARGUMENT ALONG AND CONNECTING IT TO A LARGER CONVERSATION PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE ENRICH CULTURAL LITERARCY
ARGUMENTS MASTERY OF THE BASICS OF ARGUMENTATIVE WRITINGA. MAJOR CLAIM (THESIS)B. REASONS FOR ARGUINGC. MINOR CLAIMSD. EVIDENCE*PRECISE THESES*APPROPRIATE ORGANIZATION*CORRECT GRAMMAR*FLUID PROSE
RHETORICAL APPEALS ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE AND USE RHETORICAL APPEALS A. ETHOS*character, credibility, or reliability of the writerB. PATHOS*emotional appeal; appeals to an audience's needs, values, and emotional sensibilitiesC. LOGOS*logic or reason; depends on the use of inductive or deductive reasoningD. MORE COMING…
MOVES ACCESS A TREASURE TROVE OF WRITING TECHNIQUES OR “MOVES” FOR GUIDING YOUR ARGUMENT ALONG AND CONNECTING IT TO A LARGER CONVERSATION A. “THEY SAY”, B. “HER POINT IS” C. “AS HE HIMSELF PUTS IT” D. “YES/NO/OKAY BUT” E. “AND YET” F. MORE COMING…
PRACTICE 4. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE A. DIFFERENT KINDS OF ARGUMENTS: RHETORICAL ANALYSIS, DEFINITION, EVALUATION, REBUTTAL, AND RESEARCHED B. WRITING WORKSHOPS C. WRITING CENTER D. ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS IN OFFICE HOURS
CULTURE 4. ENRICH CULTURAL LITERARCY A. GOOD FILM AND TV B. GOOD SPOTS ON CAMPUS 1. DEBARTOLO PERFORMING ARTS 2. SNITE MUSEUM OF ART 3. MORE COMING…
More on LOGOS - REASONING INDUCTIVE REASONING Studies show that after viewing ‘Almost Famous,’ high school students are more likely to read some form of rock criticism (in print or online), so screening ‘Almost Famous’ could be used to encourage college students to read rock criticism as well. DEDUCTIVE REASONING The band Stillwater has received massive fan support in every town where it has played, so there is no reason that they will not receive massive fan support in South Bend.