Sunday, October 16, 2011

Persuasive Writing

The example of persuasive writing I found online was one that was a student’s essay written to convince people not to smoke.  The way the student tried to convince people were by using the logical based appeal.  The format this was written in was a five paragraph essay with three reasons listed in three separate body paragraphs.  The audience he is trying to convince is people who are smoking right now.  He takes the approach of trying to scare a smoker with a long list of facts.  The voice he takes is one as an authoritarian or parent type tone.  He communicates the long list of dangers connected with smoking.  I feel that he does this an effective manner and if I was a person who smoked I would be persuaded not to.  I would have given more statistical fact then that kid did in his paper.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bad News

The way a person response to news that causes you to have a negative emotional response deepens on the situation. In some cases you have to hide your emotion from it and other times you can include it in the response. For example if your boss informs you on a new policy that everyone is to fallow like having to clock in and out of work. In this situation you have to take your feeling of upset and swallow it, and this is because your boss would just find you getting upset as a bad thing and could cause grounds for firing. Now on the other hand if a colleague informs you about his new plans and wants your opinion on the plan you would allow your emotions in the response. This means if you disagree with his plan you should tell him, but before you do that you should go over how it sounds because you don’t want to come across disrespectful or angry at your colleague.