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RR #8

An Omnipresent Subject An academic approach to persuasion can lead us astray from exactly what it is we are trying to do. I also learned that traditional presentations, essays, etc. aren’t necessarily the best ways to persuade. Think, we have conversations, media (music, movies, pictures), and more mediums through which to convince. Our minds were […]


What is Time? I believe we can all agree that telling time is simple. However, explaining the concept of time, like any other abstract idea, can prove to be quite challenging. True, all mammals (humans), insects, reptiles, and amphibians operate according to different time schedules. Biological processes in organic beings act as a sort of […]

RR #6

Controlling Perspectives: A Persuasive Skill Recently, my friend, my brother and I had a serious, lengthy discussion about religion and beliefs. It’s hard to describe precisely what he believes. Although, I can say Christianity and Kemetic spirituality make up the majority of his belief system. We kept going through point after point during the conversation […]

RR #5

Ethos True rhetoric has the ability to affect decisions; it has the ability to analyze things as well. We must know something or someone is trustworthy and credible strictly for analytical purposes. When I am evaluating someone, I am sifting to find out their true intentions. I ask myself what their angle is? Additionally, I […]

RR #4

Dialectic concepts & examples I concur that dialectic is first identifying an argument, then evaluating it. However, it is essential to always define during evaluation. Define words and their exact application intended. Assigning preference or objective superiority about the points and examples discussed in an argument is one approach to assessment. We can also evaluate […]

RR# 3

Discussion & Love Pullman claimed that dialectic is best performed with a partner or yourself. Can an argument be made for another optimal use of dialectic? Debate amongst groups. Dialectic is investigating and/or discussing the truth of opinions. Engaging in this technique with a group would offer more opinions and a more amplified discussion in […]

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Top 12 class topic ratings: 12. Pineapple pizza is it real pizza? 11. PJs in public (to wear them, or not to wear them) 10. Glasses are better than contacts 9. Campus security: Which is better…turnstiles or finger print scanners? 8. Manual vacuums vs. automatic robot vacuums 7. Workplace nap spaces 6. Should transgender people […]

Our Person(a): Elise

My peers and I took a survey that would assist in defining a persona for our class. We examined the results and agreed on the tendencies we noted that stood out from the rest. In conclusion, we named our persona Elise. The survey information was helpful in answering questions about her. The questions are below: […]

Dialectic Dialogue

Dialectic is the art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions. I joined up with my peer George Kantelis, and we experimented with dialectic. The argument: “it is better to live a short, fun, but risky life rather than a long, boring, and safe one.” Take a look at how this one played out. […]