Independent Work

NFL Protests: Standing Up by Kneeling

President Trump is widely known for maintain a Twitter account that most Americans wish was secretly being run by a toddler. However, recently, the President has published tweets that, in my opinion, do not uphold proper presidential character. Although his tweets are not out of his character, as the President of the United States, one should be focused on the improvement of …

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3080, Reading Responses

Pullman Chapter 2

Pullman begins chapter two by stating the importance of audience analysis when creating an argument. In order to be persuasive one must know who their audience is through extensive research. For example, putting yourself into their shoes will allow you, as the author, to connect with your audience on the same level. An audience is more likely to be persuaded …

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3080, Independent Work, The RAP

The RAP Research Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxBcDOxWmI4   This video is a visual extension of my artifact for The RAP. It illustrates the importance of literacy in a child’s life. It is emotionally provoking in the sense that it makes literacy a necessity of life. Without imagination and creativity, a child would age faster than they should. Literacy is a gateway to maintaining a healthy and …

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3080, Independent Work, The RAP

Why the RAP?

The purpose of The Rap is truly multifaceted. Choosing a “persuasive” artifact seems to be the easiest task of the entire project, when really it can become quite tricky. An image used for an advertisement isn’t necessarily persuasive unless it meets certain criteria. The RAP will assist students with the identification and evaluation of a “successful” persuasive argument. This project …

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3080, Independent Work

Rogerian Model Argument

1.Taylor Swift’s representation of feminism is effective for some, while lacking persuasion for other feminists. Swift’s illustration of feminism is effective for her already established fans who think that everything she does has positive impact, however, it does not portray feminism for what it actually is. Swift defines her form of feminism as external beauty and uplifting her popular “girl …

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