Quick Write

What image would help you make your claim? What image would help argue your point?


We looked at images that can be read as texts last class. 

Your turn to find a documentary image that is deserving of analysis and adds to your essay. 

Find an image that will add to your paper and support your argument.

Grading Criteria

Clear Topic and Debatable Thesis

Focused Paragraphs and Analysis

Use of Sources

Images and Title

Works Cited and Proper MLA

Peer Review

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.

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).

Quick Write

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.

Aristotle’s definition of rhetoric

“The faculty of observing, in any given case, the available means of persuasion

ethos pathos

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.