Formal Style. You should use a formal style for this assignment. Look for the use of I, you, me and give suggestions on how to remove them. The writer should maintain a third person perspective.
MLA Style. Make sure you are citing in MLA style.
- A quote from Eleanor & Park on page 100 would look like this (Rowell 100).
- A quote or paraphrase from Woman Hollering Creek on page 23 would be like this (Cisneros 23).
Cite the author of the work. No comma in between author and page number. Make sure it has a works cited page.
Evidence. Do they provide enough evidence from the text to support the points they are making. If not, you can suggest scenes or lines to support the points.
Remember the “Chips and Salsa.” There is no set amount, but there should be enough salsa (evidence) for each chip (reason).
What would someone have to do to change your opinion on something?
Intro to Arguments
Language is an art form. Here is the Wikipedia definition of Rhetoric.
Rhetoric is the art of discourse, wherein a writer or speaker strives to inform, persuade or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.
Ethos: Appeals to Ethics, Credibility or Character. Ethics, ethical, trustworthiness or reputation, style/tone. The credibility of the speaker persuades.
Pathos: Appeals to Emotion. Emotional or imaginative impact, stories, values. Uses emotional response to persuade an audience.
Logos: Appeals to logic. Persuade by reason and evidence.
The Danger of a Single Story
Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells a story about how she found her authentic voice and warns against a single story.
Where did she use Ethos, Logos, and Pathos? How persuasive is she?