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Three Pillars of Persuasion Establishing Rhetorical Techniques
What is rhetoric? Rhetoric is the art of speaking or writing persuasively. Persuasion is writing or speaking in an attempt to convince people to accept a position or take a desired action. There are 3 types of persuasive/rhetorical appeals.
Ethos (Ethical Appeal) used to establish the writer as fair, open-minded, honest, and knowledgeable about a subject matter the author is credible and trustworthy/judgment of character worthy of respect
Recognizing Ethos What are the writer’s qualifications? How has the writer connected him/herself to the topic being discussed? Does the writer demonstrate respect for multiple viewpoints by using sources in the text? Are sources credible? Are sources documented appropriately? Does the writer use a tone that is suitable for the audience/purpose? Is the diction (word choice) used appropriate for the audience/purpose? Is the document presented in a polished and professional manner?
Pathos (Emotional Appeal) persuading by appealing to the reader's emotions language choice affects the audience's emotional response, and emotional appeal can effectively be used to enhance an argument appeals to the audience’s beliefs and values
Recognizing Pathos Are vivid examples, details and images used to engage the reader’s emotions and imagination? Does the writer appeal to the values and beliefs of the reader by using examples readers can relate to or care about?
Logos (Logical Appeal) logical appeal is the strategic use of logic, claims, and evidence to convince an audience of a certain point persuading by the use of reasoning strong evidence includes: facts, statistics, personal experience, expert authority, interviews, observations, and anecdotes
Recognizing Logos Is the thesis clear and specific? Is the thesis supported by strong reasons and credible evidence? Is the argument logical and arranged in a well- reasoned order?