In today's class, we discussed an article on school uniforms (handed out last class), and we also discussed an article on the effects of Google (handed out before the two-week break). The focus of these discussions was to recognize and analyze the ways in which the authors attempted to persuade their audiences.
We then began looking at the classical rhetorical strategies of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. We discussed these concepts. I then handed out an informational sheet on these three concepts and an assignment to practice recognizing them within an argument. The informational page and the assignment are linked below.
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.