Appeals Essay

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Appeals The goal of argumentative writing is to persuade your audience that your ideas are valid, or more valid than someone else's which lead to logos, pathos and ethos. Logos, the logic used to support a claim, it can also be the facts and statistics used to help support the argument. Pathos is the emotional or motivational appeals, the vivid and emotional language and numerous sensory details. Ethos, the source's credibility, the speaker's/author's authority. Logos is the logical appeal, and you can use two different types of logic. You can use inductive logic by giving your readers/audience a bunch of similar examples and then drawing from them a general proposition. Or you can use deductive by giving your readers a few general propositions and then drawing from them a specific truth. If the premise is true then the conclusion must be true. Therefore when you use logos in any type of writing you have to make sure what you say in your writing is true and that you have facts to back it up! Persuasion from pathos involves engaging the readers or audiences emotions. Appealing to pathos does not mean that you just emote or go off through your writing. Not that simple. Appealing to pathos in your readers or audience, you establish in them a state of reception for your ideas. For example, I somewhat used pathos when I wrote about my cousin on the first speech. It is important to have your audience relate to you or you relate to your audience. Ethos refers to the trustworthiness or credibility of the writer or speaker. Ethos is often conveyed through tone and style of the message and through the way the writer or speaker refers to differing views. You have to be careful the way you word your speech or paper and the way you say it out loud. It is important that you set the tone of your subject the way you want it to come out. The eulogy for Princess Diana

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