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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Cellphones


We are learning to analyse text to identify examples of ethos, pathos, logos.


Persuasive Reading Analysis: Cell Phones
Persuasive strategy
Yes / No
How the author used it?
Claim – States the main  
point or stance
Yes
The author makes s/he claim in the title of the story saying “ The Great Mobile Debate, Should Children have Cell Phones? ”.
Big Names –  Mentions experts and
important people to support the argument
No

Logos – Uses logic, numbers, or  
facts to support the argument
Yes
The Author uses facts and logic to support his/her debate e.g. “Children continue to use mobiles despite the obvious risk to their health. Mobile phones emit a dosage of radiation, which is harmful to the user and cause severe brain damage”.
Pathos – Appeals to the audience’s emotions
Yes
The author appeals to the feelings of the audience when the author says that “ parents should be wary of their children if they have a phone because their is chance they will be threatened or cyber bullied ”.                                       
Ethos – Tries to build trust and
credibility
Yes
The author has credit because s/he is very knowledgeable of the dangers/cons and the good things/pros of having  cellphones.
Kairos – Builds a sense of urgency  
for the cause


Research – Uses studies and  
information to make the  
argument seem more convincing;  
this can be in the form of words,
graphs, tables, or illustrations


1 comments:

Mrs Dines said...

You are strongly developing your skills of analysis Avishek. What information can you find in analysis that shows the person has done come research?

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