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Everything's an Argument Chapters 1&2 Notes

by: Taylor Meyers

Everything's an Argument Chapters 1&2 Notes Eng 103

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These notes cover the first two chapters of Everything's an Argument by Andrea A. Lunsford and John J. Ruszkiewicz.
Rhetoric and Writing
Ms. Billi MacTighe
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Date Created: 01/13/16
Taylor Meyers Chapters 1&2 Reading Notes January 13, 2016 Chapter One: Everything Is an Argument  Anyone, anywhere, with access to a smart phone, can mount an argument that can circle the globe in seconds. o Dramatic examples to introduce the claim that arguments are all around  us, in ever medium, in every genre, in everything we do.   o Everything you do is an argument about who you are and why you do the  things you do o Most obvious arguments are those that make a direct claim based on or  drawn from evidence  o Invitational arguments: interested in inviting others to join in mutual  exploration based on respect o Rogerian argument: approaches audiences in nonthreatening ways,  finding common ground and establishing trust among those who disagree  about issues  Some arguments are aimed toward winning o You are often arguing to persuade or convince your audience  Arguments to persuade move others from conviction to action  Arguments to convince lead audiences to conviction  Arguments to inform  Arguments to explore   Arguments to make decisions (close to exploratory arguments)  Arguments to meditate or pray  Occasions for argument o Rhetoric: the art of persuasion o Forensic arguments: debates about what has happened in the past­  common in business, government and academia o Deliberative arguments: debates about what should be done in the future o Epideictic or ceremonial arguments: debates on who or what deserves  praise or blame  Kinds of Argument o Stasis theory: a method for coming up with appropriate arguments by  determining the nature of a given situation o Argument of fact: usually involves a statement that can be proved of  disproved with specific evidence or testimony o Arguments of definition: the claim specifies that something does or  doesn’t meet the conditions or features set forth in a definition o Arguments of evaluation: present criteria and then measure individual  people, ideas, or things against those standards o Proposal arguments: present an issue or problem so vividly that readers  say What can we do?  Appealing to an audience o Emotional appeals: Pathos­ generates emotions o Ethical appeals: Ethos­ credibility o Logical appeals: Logos­ appeals to logic and reasoning o Kairos: Seizing the opportune moment in arguments o Rhetorical situations: a short­hand phrase for the entire set of  relationships depicted as Writers/Speakers­ Texts Message­ Context/  Media­ Readers/Viewers/Listeners Chapter Two: Arguments Based on Emotion: Pathos  May 1, 2011, President Obama addressed the Nation to announce that the United  States had killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, leading to a barrage of  texts, tweets and YouTube postings as the U.S. recalled 9/11 o President’s speech was measured. He spoke calmly about American  values.  o He appeals to emotional values­ speaking of justice and our country not  standing idly by  Use emotions to connect the readers to assure them that you understand their  experiences or feel their pain.  o Before they’ll trust you, they’ll want assurances that you understand the  issues in depth.  o Help readers identify with your experiences  Using emotions to sustain an argument o You can use emotional appeals to make a logical claim stronger or more  memorable o Lay on too much emotion and you may offend the audience you intended  to convince o Sometimes strong emotion adds energy to a passage  Using humor o “the sugar that makes the medicine go down” o Puts readers at ease o Our laughter testifies that the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell shows o Admit problems or mistakes that can’t be acknowledged any other way  Using arguments based on emotion o Don’t play puppetmaster o Spend some time thinking how you want your readers to feel o Consider the effect that a story can have on readers. 


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