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Successful Rhetorical Methods within Body Language Ted Talk

The speaker, Amy Cuddy, immediately got the audience to participate by encouraging everyone to evaluate their current posture. She appropriately arranged her statistics after the participation aspect in order to get everyone to pay attention to the data. She also applied visuals of well recognized politicians in a humorous situations related to body language. Cuddy also intentionally makes the gestures …

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Reading Responses

Reading Response #4

Chapter four of Pullman’s work focuses on the skills that are necessary for academic argumentation. When drafting an argument of this nature, the author must be aware of possible opposing views that the audience may have. These arguments require one to “assume a skeptical audience.” (pg.229) This section of the chapter encourages one to pay special attention to what they …

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Persuasion in the ER: Trip #1

About two weeks ago I woke up with excruciating abdominal pain. The pain had started the week prior, however, it was mild and subsided within a couple of hours. The pain was unlike anything I’ve felt in the past. When I was eight years old I developed Crohn’s Disease, which is a genetic gastrointestinal disease. With most cases of Crohn’s …

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