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1 So many terms….what do they all mean? Based on a powerpoint obtained from Stacy Kupchella, South Warren Middle School Argumentative vs. Persuasive Vs. Propaganda

2 In your Writer’s Notebook, answer the following questions 1. What do you think of when you hear the word argument? 2. Give an example of an argument that you have seen, read, or heard in recent days? 3. Have you ever used an argument? When did you use it and as it effective?

3 Watch an example…… This is what people think of when they think of argument!!!

4 Is it Persuasion or Argument? Tell how you can be sure? No Kid Hungry PSA

5 Argument How do you know? The author uses facts to convince the audience The author gives a counter-argument The author leads you down a logical path to convince you

6 Is it Persuasion or Argument? Tell how you can be sure?

7 Persuasion How do you know? The author uses a blend of facts AND opinions to convince the audience He incorporates a variety of persuasion techniques such as a plain folks and emotional appeal to call you to believe the way he does

8 What’s the Difference? ArgumentPersuasion Focus on proving or disproving a point for a reader Uses logical reasoning and factual evidence to prove a point; based on research; considers others perspectives on the issues Explains and evaluates the consequences of accepting the argument Focuses on influencing other’s beliefs and actions Uses a blend of facts and opinions to make others do or believe something; might consider other’s perspectives on the issues Explains the consequences of accepting the belief ONLY if positive

9 Propoganda Focuses on making you accept a writer’s beliefs without thinking Uses assumptions and biases to manipulate your emotions; uses little or no evidence; only considers its own message Ignores ALL consequences of accepting the belief

10 Why you should know the difference Most college writing is ARGUMENT writing– you need to support details LOGICALLY with EVIDENCE If you do not analyze the writer’s purpose, you may get suckered into believing something that isn’t logical If you do not recognize the manipulation of propaganda, you will fall prey to advertisements and political ads—then you will make poor purchase OR cast a poor vote

11 Examples Argument– “No Kid Hungry” PSA Persuasion– 2012 Obama campaign ad Propaganda– Nazi WWII poster

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