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ENGLISH: First Year Writing II Textbook Notes

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ENGLISH: First Year Writing II Textbook Notes ENGL 1304

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These notes cover material discussed in Chapter 3 of "Read, Reason, Write" by Dorothy Seyler, 11th edition. Subjects Covered: How to make an argument using ETHOS, PATHOS, LOGOS, KAIROS...ETC
First Year Writing II
Dawlat Yassin
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english, Argumenting, ethos, pathos, Rebuttals, writing




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Date Created: 08/31/16
th Chapter 3 from “Read, Reason, Write” by Dorothy Seyler, 11  edition Pg 71. “Argument is a conversation with a goal” - Don’t get off topic and do not be repetitive as it is not only annoying but also unnecessary. “An Argument takes a stand on an arguable issues” – Don’t argue on things that already are facts but facts are just that, facts. Do no argue on personal preferences because they are…personal. “An argument uses reason and evidence” – Don’t just argue with facts, analyze and connect them. Avoid emotion in your text unless it’s an informal argument where it is appropriate. Pg 72. “An argument incorporates values” – Incorporate your values or your audience’s values into the argument yet keep a serious and professional tone. “An argument recognizes the topic’s complexity” – Respect others’ views, seek common ground, choose an approach, and show there isn’t a right answer to the argument. Argument  to persuade  means there must be many sides = this is a COMPLEX idea Pg 73-74. ETHOS – about the author The audience must trust the author for his writing to be heard or considered (credible)…created through one’s reputation, authority, and specialization. LOGOS – about the argument The actual argument, its reasoning, logic, and evidence. PATHOS – about the audience To influence, target and audience’s feelings, values, and/or interests. KAIROS – the situation Consider when the appropriate time to give the argument is. Pg 83-84. Claim- “What the argument asserts or seeks to prove” Main idea/thesis= “What’s your point?” Claims of FACT : can be inferences supported by facts, supported predictions, or historical/factual statements. Claims of VALUE : include moral judgements with opinions (ex: Abortion is right/wrong) Claims of POLICY : how to solve problems and what a government should or shouldn’t do need to be based on morals or philosophy but also need to be realistic and doable. Pg 84-87. GROUNDS: the reasons and evidence provided to support a claim *more general than using data or evidence as it includes logic and examples WARRANTS: explains why your evidence really is evidence BACKING: answers “How do we know your evidence is good evidence?” *can be answered by providing authoritative sources or by explaining methodology of studies done QUALIFIERS: arguments may need qualifications/precise limitations Ex: “Gun control is wrong because it restricts individual rights” VS. Qualified: Adults without a criminal record should not be restricted in the Claim: purchase of guns REBUTTALS: when an argument is challenged or countered ALWAYS expect a rebuttal and plan on how to respond to one. Ignoring this challenge may cause you to lose the argument. Angle of Vision: causes reader to see message from one side only, the writer’s Can be created through:  Stating point of view directly  Selecting some details while leaving others out  Choosing words or figures of speech with intended connotations  Creating emphasis or deemphasizing through sentence structure and organization Ex: SWEAT SHOPS (* from Chapter 3 of “Thinking Rhetorically on How Messages Persuade”) Regular Shopper: Cool Clothes, let’s shop! Social Activist: These workers are being exploited! Worker: This is money for our dinner!


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