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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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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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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