3080, Reading Responses

Reading Response Pullman Chapter 3

Pullman begins chapter three by illustrating that deliberate practice leads to improved performance because it isn’t just repetition. It allows one to improve their skills by constructing new ideas via a process of trial and error. Pullman also mentions the five canons of rhetorical performance, which include, invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. Each of these canons affects the intensity …

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3080, Independent Work

Firearm Legislation

The immediate is preferable to the delayed. If what is immediate is saving human lives and what is delayed is the absence of reformed firearm legislation, then immediate firearm legislation is preferable to the delay of human safety. 2. Truth is preferable to opinion. If guns pose a threat to human lives and firearm legislation is based on opinion, then …

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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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