You now know that persuasion is a powerful tool to


You now know that persuasion is a powerful tool to have in your  communication toolbox. Much of your current and future real-world  communication will likely be persuasive, from job interviews to business  proposals, to everyday conversations with friends and family. 

 

There are two parts to this assignment: 

Part 1:

  • Describe Ethos, Logos, and Pathos and explain why these elements are important to presenting a successful persuasive argument.

Part 2: 

  • Using the  online site “ProCon.org” – find a topic/issue of interest to you, read  both sides of the argument and then summarize the elements of ethos,  logos, and pathos presented.
  • Do you have to have all three elements (ethos, logos and pathos) in order for an argument to be persuasive? Why or why not?
  • Does a speaker need to change an audience’s members mind completely in order to be successful at persuasion? Why or why not?

*Make sure to format any source material you used in APA format.*

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