Purpose is the reason for the writing; whether it is to inform, entertain, explain, or persuade. Successfully accomplishing on a purpose requires explanation for why the speech or other form of writing was written. Purpose is also the argument the rhetor is trying to make. Without the knowledge of purpose one cannot begin to fully comprehend what the writer or speaker, in this case, wants to get across to his or her audience. In the speech, “Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People” Bush’s overall purpose was to not only inform the United States on the attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon but to give the Nation a plan of action.
The introduction should include: § Definition of the issue § Definition of key terms related to the issue § Key players involved (people, organizations, companies, groups, etc. affected) § Timeline of past events related to the issue § Controversies/debates regarding the issue o Create a thesis statement that makes an argument about how the American government has dealt with this public policy issue. · Conclusion o Summarize all of your findings. o Provide informed commentary about the importance of this issue in relation to other policy issues. o Assess the
The writer ﬁrst states facts about correctional control in the United States. Then, the proponent states facts about the cost of the correctional system, followed by a warrant related to that information regarding why conservatives should be leading the way in relationship to the spending, which is also subjective information. ! Provocational argumentation is used in the seventh paragraph discussing reform. The writer also demonstrates positional argumentation throughout the article, always pointing to the ‘conservative’ point of view.
Lies My Teacher Told Me By: James W. Loewen Report By: Ethan Daniels "Lies My Teacher Told Me" a book written by Professor James W. Loewen gives students an understanding of the past of the United States, and how knowing this could effect our future. Twelve of the most popular and widely used American history textbooks are included in this novel. Loewen uncovers the flaws, lies, and bias the textbooks present. There are two main ideas that come to mind while reading this book. The first is the bais that is show in American History textbooks, and the second is historiography, or the study of the development of how history is written.
Dominique Becker chose to focus her paper on the Progressive Era and the treatment of immigrants during this time. When groups were formed and I was to conduct a peer review on Dominique’s paper, there were a couple of questions I wanted to ask. I ask Dominique what she wanted me to get out of her paper as a whole, and what types of things did she want me to focus on while reviewing her paper. Dominique explained she wanted the reader to gain a better understanding of the harsh life these immigrant workers were going through. She also explained that while I was conducting my peer review to make sure the topic was consistent.
It’s no wonder the republicans and democrats are always at each other’s throats, when discussing certain policies, both foreign and domestic; policies that may hinder the other’s chances over who gets to control Washington. Therefore, the driving research question of the paper is, “To what degree does Idealism and Realism play on key foreign policy decisions-- are these decisions good indicators of possible future implementation, and which of the two is preferred? “ In order to answer this question fully, one must first understand the origins of the two schools, only then can these two schools of thought be applied to past and present case studies; allowing oneself to better predict future implementation, like for example, US relations with Israel and Iran, or Russia’s involvement on the international stage. Idealism can be traced back to Immanuel Kant, but it was Woodrow Wilson who first implemented it, such that it is sometimes
The book “On justice, power and human nature” by writer Woodruff, examines the history of the Peloponnesian war as well as exploring the actions of the political government. His analysis carries various speeches from important figures that were present during the war. In the speech of Archidamus, Thucydides expresses what the king conveyed to the attendees in the congress of Sparta. I will argue how the speech of Archidamus expresses that being unprepared and to charge against the high resourceful Athenian population would be unwise, harmful and dangerous. His decision for expressing these words is mainly based on historical facts.
Assignment Sheet—Essay #2: Analysis of a Presidential Campaign Ad “If American citizens are to have a clear understanding of conditions and what to do about them, they must be able to recognize propaganda, to analyze it, and to appraise it. They must be able to discover whether it is propaganda in line with their own interests and the interests of our civilization or whether it is propaganda that may distort our views and threaten to undermine our civilization.” --Phil Taylor “The Fine Art of Propaganda” Assignment: At The Living Room Candidate website <http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/>, pick a Presidential Campaign Ad to analyze and evaluate. It can be a recent ad or it can be one from a previous United States presidential
Kunstler’s argument is in order to avoid disaster in America we must rethink and reorganize the way we live our daily lives. In paragraph one Kunstler uses ethos when he writes “This is just another symptom of the delusional thinking that now grips the nation, especially among the educated and well- intentioned.” He writes this hoping he can show us that Americans brain wash themselves into thinking everything going to be alright and therefore we must rethink the way interpret problems, we as Americans cannot ignore the outside world, we must take everything into account and see how it effects our daily lives. Another point in the essay where Kunstler uses ethos is in paragraph two where he states “The public and the mainstream media misunderstands the peak oil story.” Kustler is stating that no one really understands the oil crises in America, whatever mainstream explanations are presented to us are not fully accurate. It is up to us to find out for ourselves and understand what is happening in the world around us. Therefore another way to avoid disaster in America would be to better inform ourselves and not believe everything presented to us by the mainstream media.
Entman, Entman describes the guidelines that news companies fallow to get their audiences to think or act in a certain way. Entman earned his Ph. D in political science and National Science Foundation Fellow of Yale. He studied at Yale, the University or California-Berkely, and Duke where he graduated and later returned to teach. I’ll be using the same article in the next section, because he then informs his readers how to identify when a news corporation is considered bias.