Welcome Back!

Today's Objectives:

  • Answer questions about the course or the syllabus
  • Solidify your understanding of rhetorical terms from Chapter 1 of EAA.
  • Have Some Fun with Rhetoric

Questions About the Syllabus or the Class?

Review of Chapter 1 & Aristotelian Terms

  • Logos
  • Ethos
  • Pathos
  • Here's a link on rhetoric that may help, as well.

Effective Use of Rhetoric Enables YOU to Join the Conversation

  • First, get with a partner and find out some information about what's on your notecard.
  • Next, we'll watch the videos:
  • What happened as a result?


  • Dive into Once upon a Quinceanera. This is required reading for all of Triad M, and we'll be using this text for Writing Project 1.
  • Read MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech and complete a Reading Response in which you respond to the following prompts:
    • Find a specific example of MLK making a logical appeal in the speech. Explain why the example uses logic.
    • Find a specific example of MLK making an emotional appeal in the speech. Explain which emotion you think MLK is trying to evoke in his listeners.
    • Find a specific example of MLK making an appeal based on "the character of the speaker." (Hint: MLK does this several times in the speech, though he doesn't specifically name the speaker.)
  • Make sure you carefully follow the instructions for completing Reading Responses. Please bring a PRINTED version of the Reading Response to class on Wednesday. Have a safe and happy MLK holiday!