Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Journal 8/28

Briefly describe the TED video you watched: title, speaker, content, and intended audience (include the link if you can). What were your thoughts? Was the speaker convincing? Why? Why not?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Journal 8/24

"Rhetoric is what we have instead of omniscience." -Ann Berthoff
What does this mean? Read through your peers responses to what rhetoric is, grapple with what you know, and give a thoughtful explanation of this quote.

Identity Crisis?

Who are we? What are exploring? How do we want to present this blog to the world?
WHAT should be title this blog?

What is Rhetoric

Rhetoric is a way of getting people to think a certain way. An author can persuade the audience to take his/her new point of view by using rhetoric. One of the most common form of rhetoric seen today are commercial or ads. Producers are trying to make consumers believe that they should buy the product. Almost everything, seen or heard, is some form of rhetoric because the source put their ideas into it.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Rhetoric is the is a form of writing to persuade the audience based on a certain subject. Rhetoric uses complex or elaborated language to effectively influence people as well. Everything in society has some form of rhetoric trying to persuade the audience into one way of thinking. For instance commercials are prime examples of trying to persuade someone to buy a product or think a certain way. Rhetoric is a great tool for writing, it helps get the point across with logic and intelligence to back up what is being said.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What is rhetoric, really?

Conduct some research. Read the handout. Find out some general information. Synthesize it and give me your best stab at what rhetoric really is.