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Writing project #4

  1. 1. Two Lessons:<br />How to invent an argument by analyzing an artifact.<br />How to present arguments creatively in visual, musical, or literary forms. <br />
  2. 2. How to invent an argument by analyzing an artifact.<br />
  3. 3. Today’s Questions:<br />What is an artifact?<br />How does one analyze an artifact?<br />What is an argument?<br />How does one argue?<br />
  4. 4. The Answers <br />
  5. 5. What is an Artifact?<br />Artifactis a humanly created object.<br />Example: Cars, manicured lawn<br />Cultural Artifacts- objects which tend to communicate and have meaning<br />Example: Speeches, Books Movies<br />Rhetorical Artifacts- seeks to persuade the audience<br />Example: Poem, Play, Novel, Movie, Photo, lecture, TV show<br />
  6. 6. How does one Analyze an Artifact?<br />One analyzes an artifact by observing the strange, unusual qualities of the object.<br />Find out the Who, What, Where, and When<br />Then create an argument for the How and Why<br />
  7. 7. What is an Argument?<br />An argument is presentation of one’s opinion, which differs from another's.<br />
  8. 8. How does one Argue?<br />One argues by presenting both sides of an argument to further prove ones initial position on the topic.<br />The Formula:<br /> A + B = C<br /> opinion + opinion = your opinion / your argument<br />
  9. 9. Practice<br />Get into small groups<br />Choose an artifact in the room<br />Describe it.<br />Who, What, When, Where, Why?<br />Try and answer as many as these as you can from your artifact<br />Then create an argument<br />Prove the Argument<br />Take turns doing this!<br />
  10. 10. Assignment<br />Find an artifact. Analyze it briefly by asking the Who, What When Where and Why?<br />Email me your ideas by Monday, May 2 (aka Next Monday)<br />I will give you a yes or a no on your artifacts. <br />If you get a Yes, create a thesis from the information which you know about your artifact<br />If you get a No, resend me a new artifact and analyze it.<br />Email me a thesis by Monday, May 10<br />Then have a Rhetorical Analysis of your Artifact by Monday the May 16.<br />IN FINAL FORM<br />
  11. 11. Rhetorical Analysis:<br />This website does a great job of creating an outline to follow when creating a rhetorical analysis:<br />http://rhetoric.byu.edu/pedagogy/rhetorical%20analysis%20heuristic.htm<br />Use this website to help you when you create your Rhetorical Analysis of your artifact.<br />Remember the Rhetorical Analysis is due May 16<br />
  12. 12. Example of the Assignment:<br />This is where my project 1 will go!<br />
  13. 13. How to present arguments creatively in visual, musical, or literary forms. <br />Lesson 2:<br />
  14. 14. Pathos, Ethos and Logos:<br />Pathos: persuading the audience by targeting emotions<br />Ethos: persuading the audience by targeting ethics<br />Logos: persuading the audience by using logical reasoning.<br />
  15. 15. Targeting an Audience<br />Key:<br />Make sure you appeal to your audience<br />Example: Audience love to fish, so make your presentation include aspects of fishing<br /> Make sure you use Pathos, Ethos and Logos<br />These assist in grabbing hold of the audience<br /> Use bright colors<br />Make the presentation interesting<br />Include the audience<br />
  16. 16. IN CLASS:<br />Pick one: <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9SSb-1XOLU&feature=related<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgDJ_H-BzFo<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hopNAI8Pefg<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbOXUza9ZeE<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ-FMsxNLkE<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GsJHz1whoA&feature=related<br />
  17. 17. In Class Answer The Following:<br />After watching 2 of the short clips from the prior page of notes, answer these questions:<br />Is the video Convincing? Why? Why not?<br />How are the speakers using pathos ethos, and logos? How?<br />How does using pathos, ethos, and logos, create a persuasive argument?<br />What would you do to make these arguments more effective<br />If you do not finish this in class email me the answers by next Thursday.<br />
  18. 18. Get Creative!<br />Get in groups.<br />Discuss the Answers from the previous exercise.<br />In your groups come up with a 25 min persuasive presentation. The goal is to make the presentation better than the one you watched. Take what you learned and make it into a presentation that is even more persuading.<br />Include:<br />A written proposal of how you think you can make the presentations and videos which you watched more effective.<br />A power point / movie presentation which targets the audience, ultimately getting there attention.<br />Make sure to use Pathos, Ethos and logos<br />Use color and size <br />This is due May 28<br />