Monday, February 29, 2016

Week 8 Reading Guide

Tuesday: Trust Me, I’m a Rhetorician

Jay Heinrichs, “Get Them to Like You,” “Make Them Listen,” “Show Leadership,” and “Win Their Trust,” 46-78.

*What is ethos? How does it tie in to decorum? What are some examples of decorous and indecorous behavior?
*What are Aristotle's three essential qualities of persuasive ethos?
*What are some strategies to improve the appearance of your virtue as a speaker?
*What are some strategies for enhancing the appearance of your practical wisdom as a speaker?
*What are some strategies for bolstering the appearance of your goodwill as a speaker?

Thursday: The Anonymous Rhetor
Cherie Todd, “GamerGate and Resistance to the Diversification of Gamer Culture,” Women’s Studies Journal 29, no. 1 (2015), 64-7.

*What is GamerGate? Why was it so controversial?

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