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English 1030 Notes Week 1

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English 1030 Notes Week 1 English 1030

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The first notes of week for English 1030: Accelerated Composition
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Mary Dickens
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Morgan Hoover on Wednesday January 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to English 1030 at Clemson University taught by Mary Dickens in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Accelerated Composition in Foreign Language at Clemson University.

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Date Created: 01/13/16
Thesis (Jan 11) • Thesis- your interpretation about a particular text, issue or event (she does not particularly like thesis sentences being strictly one sentence) • Don’t just list an observation or fact • Combination of an observation and evidence to support • Developing a thesis o Write down your observations § We are worried about Ebola while consistently killing ourselves with processed foods, alcohol, and cigarettes o Work with your observations to construct a preliminary thesis o Refine your argument by asking questions that make your thesis less general o Revise your preliminary thesis to be more specific (Include supportive evidence) o Ask the So What? Question Strategies of Argumentation (Jan 13) • Narration o Using a story to draw in the audience • Comparison/Contrast o Making a point through showing the similarities or differences between two or more items • Example/Illustration o Focusing on a specific example to persuade your reader • Cause and Effect o Structuring an argument about the casual relationship between two elements, considering why they occurred • Definition o Defining a term, concept, or theoretical premise for your reader • Analogy o Using a simpler or more familiar concept or metaphor to help an audience understand a complicated idea • Process o Persuading through showing a series of sequential steps • Description o Describing an element, event or idea in detail so as to set up background or create an impression on your reader • Classification/Division o Helping the reader understand how the individual elements fit into a larger category or set of ideas, or how a larger category breaks down into component parts Rhetorical Appeals: • Pathos o Appeal to emotions o Used to establish a connection with the audience o Emotional Fallacies: § Scare tactic § Slippery Slope § Over sentimentalization § Bandwagon appeal § False need • Logos o Logical appeal o Uses critical reasoning to make a point o Logical Fallacies: § Post hoc ergo propter hoc § Cum hoc ergo propter hoc § The hasty generalization § Either-or argument § Stacking the evidence § Begging the question • Ethos o Ethical appeal o Works the establish the credibility of the author o Ethical Fallacies: § Ad homiem § Argument from authority § Association § Appeal to anonymous authority § Authority over evidence §  


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