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RR #2

The second half of the chapter 1 reading presents, even more, tools, insights, and knowledge for assessing persuasive acts. In 1958, Stephen Toulmin created the Toulmin model. It is a great tool for analyzing and creating arguments. The model goes as follows: claim, data, warrant, backing, rebuttal, followed by the modal. Another model used in […]

Descriptions of image

The “Rate Schedule” sign offers three “items” on the menu. Three items are: “Answers” ($1.00),  “Answers which require thought” ($2.00), and “Correct answers” ($4.00). I believe they are conveying the message that we always want easy/cheap answers more often than not, however the right answers are always available if we are willing to pay the […]

Descriptions of sounds

It sounds like an elderly man with a British/Australian accent. He is in a large, busy, city. He’s probably one of the “radical” people in the streets with a sign yelling aloud while bystanders pass by. He seems to be upset about how science and the medical field “has all the answers”. Furthermore, he believes […]

RR #1

Logic, Reason, & Skepticism             George Pullman’s “Persuasion, History, Theory, Practice” offers readers interesting ideas to consider when dealing with the intricate world of persuasion. Pullman starts by telling us to be informed skeptics, and always to challenge what you are told is true. One method of discernment he explains to us is to “read […]

Going Green

“Going green” is one of the largest, most talked about topics globally.  The is a great, simple website that encourages people to make better decisions for our planet. It persuades people to take actions that directly benefit our society such as: educating upcoming generations about the positive impacts of going green in the schools. […]