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