1. Real World Rhetoric
Working collaboratively, critically read through various published news and media, both printed and electronic, searching for samples of ethos, pathos, and logos. Combine the best modern-day examples your group discovers into one presentation to effectively portray your assigned rhetorical appeal. While presenting your findings to the class, be sure to thoroughly explain the purpose of each artifact or evidence, while proving how and why it is a good example of your assigned persuasive appeal.
2. Evaluations and Proposals
Working collaboratively, select a topic to research which pertains to your assigned type of argument: a positive evaluation, negative evaluation, proposal for necessary action, or proposal for an action to cease. Your group will create a "visual essay" including multiple sources to present to the class as a successful example of your type of argument; your presentation must display the main features required for your formal argument (claim, reasons, warrants, evidence, etc.). Your purpose will be to convince your audience to agree with your positive or negative evaluation, or to convince us to act or to stop an action from occurring.