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Posted by Barthendrick on

Usually when anybody’s outside you see a lot of billboards advertisement commercials on LED screens and everywhere. The main thing you see in a lot of these things are  companies trying to convince you to buy an item or donate money to a cause or visit a certain location. Now this is a tactic of persuasion which is seen in our daily life but a lot of us don’t really notice it but that’s what a lot of big companies do. Their job is to use rhetoric to try to convince an audience to get their product or spend money on them and that’s one thing we don’t notice but it’s using our daily life and I find that very important for English and writing in general.  We have to do this so we can hook our readers on to whatever we are wring about or hook the audience on to what we are presenting.

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Digital Receipt #10

Posted by John Suquinagua (He) on

When searching up for the rhetorical assignment, I already had in mind what source to use for it. That source was the promotional material for the St Jude Children Hospital. This was mainly because I remember seeing so much promos of it during when I watched a lot of tv in the past. They would well show the kids in the promo explaining their condition and what they went through. This was a perfect example of pathos because it uses mainly emotions of people since no one would want to see children in pain.

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Digital Receipt #2

Posted by Min Aung Zaw (he) on

This document “Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps: toward Rhetorical Analysis” by Laura Bolin Carroll is about how people like to make tough decisions and conclude on everything based on visuals, actions and auditory sense, another word called Rhetorical Analysis and it mentioned making Rhetorical Analysis on media is necessary and useful because on media there is tons of information and we constantly have a time to buy something, act in some way, believe something to be true, by applying Rhetorical Analysis we can quickly eliminate all the information that unrelated with the goal that we want to achieve. Making rhetorical analysis is very important for daily life too, people can only use information that they are informed to analyze and understand situations quickly and effectively. I used a lot of rhetorical analysis when I was searching for everything that I needed on the internet. As I mentioned before there is a ton of information on the internet. If I spend time investigating every single piece of information, I will never achieve the goal that I want, so in this situation Rhetorical Analysis is necessary, useful and effective. Especially when you try to buy things online which you never know how the thing is. So, I need to read the product comment and how buyers react to the product to analyze and make a decision to buy or not.   

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Digital Receipt #2

Posted by Teresa Calcano on

Teresa Calcano

Rhetorical analysis is to understand a way to convince others visually, aurally, textual, or through sensory interpretation. There are three methods I use rhetorical analysis in my everyday life. My first method of using rhetorical analysis is through interviews. I assert that I am a responsible person who takes her work seriously. I put on my button-collared shirt with my trousers to persuade my interviewer as a potential candidate to hire. By sitting up correctly and talking confidently, I show my interviewer that I am confident and can be a good employee. To get them intrigued, I use words such as efficiency, and understanding, and positively explain my weaknesses at the workplace. My second method of using rhetorical analysis is through convincing. For example, I convinced my friend to listen to a new pop artist I found. I influenced her by explaining that she is an artist that brings confidence to her listeners and cares about self-love and acceptance. I showed a few of her songs and explained the message behind her song and music video. Therefore, I encourage my friend how the artist stands out in the music industry. Also, I demonstrate that the pop genre can bring a message, such as the RNB genre or Rap. My third method of using rhetorical analysis is through social media. For example, on my Facebook, the pictures are of me and family members outside. Through these pictures, people can assume I am a family person; I am a very outgoing and social person. My social media can influence my friend requests or determines who will approach me to be friends and who won’t. Almost all of my Instagram followers are fashion pages or college students. They are adults with many accomplishments. My following can tell people that I like fashion, I have goals and am working toward them, and I am pursuing a college degree.

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Week #2: Backpacks vs. Briefs response

Posted by Harin D on

After reading Carrol’s article I grasped how rhetoric analysis is an aspect of our daily lives that we use not even knowing we do so. In other words, rhetorical analysis is simply a tool for deeper understanding, reading, and thinking. It is when you find yourself in a situation where you are observing what is happening around you, and in your own thoughts making conclusions by one’s interpretations. We constantly do this in our daily lives without even recognizing it. Such an instance that I recall myself using rhetorical analysis would be my observations in my classes. As I enter each of my classes I always inspect the desks, to see which ones are comfortable and which ones are not? With that, I analyze the location of the desks within the classroom where I would feel comfortable sitting for the next 1 hour. After I have decided I always find myself observing my peers walking into the classroom. Thinking about it now realize the thought process that goes through my mind. I question why someone chooses to sit where they sit? Why do they enter the classroom at a certain time when they do? How they dress themselves? I analyze using minute details like what emotion they express as they enter the room. Are they rushed by their need to make it to class on time? Do they look fatigued? Or are they neutral and calm? With these things unknowingly I conclude where they would sit and why they are dressed the way they are. If I interpret a person to be tired, I will conclude them to sit in the back and would further conclude this if they were wearing sweatpants and a baggy hoodie usually in dark colors. If someone looks somewhat put together while looking out of breath and does not acknowledge any open seating around the room and takes a quick seat, I will easily conclude that they are trying to make it in time. I make these assumptions unknowingly and purely based on what I analyze to be true to me. The conclusions I took about someone were based on the experiences and social influences I have witnessed in the real world. It is beyond intriguing how we as humans use our senses to make conclusions very quickly, and yet most of the time we have no recollection of what we analyzed later.  

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Digital Receipt #2 (Week #2 Backpacks)

Posted by John Suquinagua (He) on

When remembering a moment with rhetoric used was an ad I saw in Youtube done by Peta I think. It started with an owl screaming which probably appeals to pathos. Due to no one liking to hear an animal in pain and then would proceed by mentioning how experiments were being done with the owl, while the owl screaming is still being played. Another instance of rhetoric I saw being used was St Jude Children’s Research hospital with how they show children in hospitals and having small interviews with them. This appeal to pathos with how children in pain ain’t great to see. Possible people who are affected by that could be parents because of how parents tend to be close to children so it would appeal to their hearts. I would think in a rhetorical way when I choose what to wear to head outside sometimes. This is mainly done by me wearing long sleeves more than short sleeves. A bit of that has to do with me not wanting to show too much skin and being self conscious of what others think. During some ads I watch on tv tend to sell medicine or devices that could help out people. They would always mention that the product is always approved by a doctor which is a sign of ethos. That’s due to a credible person approving of the item which is a doctor, who’s fields are usually on people’s health. Cell phone services would make ads saying they have great networks by showing how far a phone can be used without WIFI. The rhetoric used would be logos because they show a map of the United States and how their service would cover most of the place, they even put side by side with another competitor network service to show they have the better service.

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