Terminologies Essay

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Engl. 1223 Craig Wise 08-25-13 1. Rogerian Argument: is based on finding common ground and establish trust among those who disagree about issues, and on approaching audiences in nonthreatening ways. 2. Argue to convince: this is writing to identify the causes of changes in global temperatures. You would likely be trying not to conquer opponents but to satisfy readers that you had thoroughly examined those causes and that they merit serious attention. 3. Argue to persuade: this is designed to change opinions through the use of both reasons and other appropriate technique. 4. Forensic Argument: debates about what has happened in the past. 5. Deliberative Argument: debates about what will or should happen in the future. 6. Arguments about present: is often argument about contemporary values. The ethical premises and assumptions that are widely held within society. 7. Stasis: it’s another way of categorizing argument. Features of stasis i. Did something happen? ii. What is its nature? iii. What is its quality? iv. What actions should be taken? 8. Argument of fact (did something happen?): it involves a statement that can be proved or disproved with specific evidence or testimony. 9. Argument of evaluation (what is the quality of the thing?): to question about quality, for example most auto enthusiasts prefer to argue whether it’s a good car or a better sport car than say the viper. 10. Proposal argument (what action should be taken?): argument that proposes action often begins with the presentation of research to document existing conditions. 11. Pathos: emotional appeals or appeals to the heart. 12. Ethos: ethical appeals or appeals based on the writer’s authority and credibility. 13. Logos: logical appeal or appeal to reason. 14. Kairos: requires that rhetors view writing and speaking as opportunities for exploring issues and making knowledge.

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