Presentation on theme: "Argument, Persuasion, Persuasive Techniques, and Rhetorical Fallacies"— Presentation transcript:
1Argument, Persuasion, Persuasive Techniques, and Rhetorical Fallacies As we navigate through this PowerPoint, you will be expected to take notes in c-notes format. You must write down the word, definition, and examples on each slide.
2Part 1: ArgumentDefinition: A claim supported by reasons and evidence.Claim- a writer’s position on a problem or an issue.Support- reasons and evidence that are used to prove the claim
3Part 2: Persuasive Techniques Bandwagon AppealTestimonialAppeal to Pity, Fear, and VanityLoaded LanguageEthos, Pathos, Logos
4Bandwagon AppealDefinition: Suggests that a person should believe or do something because “everyone else” does it.Example: “See the movie that everyone is talking about!”
12Ethos, Pathos, LogosEthos (the Greek word for “character”; credibility)- trustworthiness of the speaker or authorPathos:(Greek for “emotional”)- Convincing the reader by appealing to their emotionsLogos: (Greek for “word”)- The effective presentation of the argument itself. Is the thesis or claim worthwhile? Is it logical, consistent and well supported by evidence? Is the evidence itself factual, reliable and convincing? Is the argument thoughtfully organized and clearly presented so as to affect the audience?
13Rhetorical FallaciesDefinition: False or misleading statements used by writers or speakers to persuade their audience to agree with themExamples: Ad Hominem and Stereotyping
14Ad HominemDefinition: Attempts to discredit an idea by attacking the person’s character rather than his or her argumentExample: “My opponent cannot be trusted: elect him and city violence will surely increase.
15StereotypingDefinition: Makes a broad statement about people on the basis of their gender, ethnicity, race, or political, social, professional, or religious groupExample: “All musicians think the same way”