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Persuasion

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. An argument based on two premises and a conclusion that is logically true - E.g. vegetarian do not eat meat - I am a vegetarian - Therefore - I do not eat meat






2. To reduce complex matters to an either/or logic






3. Questioning or proving the existence or actuality of some event - action - thing - person






4. The dictionary definition of a word






5. Facts - conditions - statements - beliefs or views that others can observe and potentially agree with






6. Advertisers ask rhetorical questions or make statments so that consumers associate certain ideas and emotions with their products - on't you want the best protection you can get with your deoderant? - Wouldn't you love a Sunway Airlines Vacation?






7. A false argument; an argument that appears to be logical - but in fact is not logical






8. Advertisers sometimes use words or phrases that seem significant - but on closer inspection they are actually meaningless - e.g. 'Leaves dishes virtually spotless.' We have seen so many ad claims that we have learned to tune out weasels. You are sup






9. The process of selecting - organizing - and interpreting our experiences






10. The generally held opinion held prior to the debate






11. Persuading by making people feel as though they are one of the elite if they are using a particular product or thinking a certain way






12. Advertisers make it seem that the product is so new that you will be the first on the block to have it - The motor car is the magic carpet of modern times - Something new for the boys






13. The ability to make a 'rational' link between your claim and evidence - which helps the audience consent to your argument






14. Claims attack the person and not the issue






15. Telling only positive things about something or someone - without giving evidence or facts






16. What's my message? - Who's my audience? - How should I adapt my message to my specific audience? - What's my rhetorical strategy? - What's my goal?






17. Tries to persuade the reader to do - think - or buy something because it is popular or everyone is doing it - The famous McDonald's billboards displaying how many hamburgers the restaurants have sold. Mocked by Jerry Seinfeld: 'How insecure is this c






18. control the frame: how we see and understand the argument - good use of language: be aware of the language - be aware of the question and answer: try to be on offense instead of defense - think about your presentation style






19. The affirmative or positive side is proposing a (new) position or resolution. Therefore it falls to this side to show evidence for that position






20. A logical appeal or an appeal to reason (facts - statistics - and expert testimony)






21. Is it moral - right - wrong - ethical - pretty - ugly?






22. Facts - figures - numbers - graphs - charts - polls - surveys






23. To treat one cause among many as if it is the single cause






24. Advertisers try to make their products stand out by focusing on a single element that is found only in their product - hoping that consumers will think this means their product is better - he only breathmint that has retsyn - There's nothing else lik






25. The side that will argue the proposition






26. Evidence supporting the team's position or used to denigrate or defeat the opposing view






27. Statements claiming that some proposition is untrue or incorrect






28. When you read a nonfiction passage - you must decide what information is important and what is not. What you must remember is the essential information. Essential information is necessary to understand a passage. This includes the main idea and the s






29. When you assume that the audience will automatically supply and accept an unspoken premise; construct an argument that does not explicitly state all the premises because you know the audience members will fill in those premises on their own.






30. Appeal to an unqualified expert






31. Inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty






32. Does not acknowledge the possibility of a neutral position






33. A suggestion that is offered for consideration or acceptance






34. A statement that cannot be proved true. It is something that someone/author thinks - believes - feels. Some clue words associated with opinions are; think. appears - feel - believes. seems.






35. The business technique that uses narration and storytelling to evoke a particular experience of a product - person - company. Also used to promote particular lifestyles. By consuming this bran - you participate within this lifestyle - e.g. Starbucks-






36. The side that will oppose the proposition






37. Words or images that appeal to the audience's emotions are used. The appeal may be to positive emotions - such as desire for success - or to negative ones - such as fear.






38. A fact that may be used to infer another fact






39. A discussion adhering to parliamentary rules of proposition between two opposing sides






40. Takes as evidence what it claims to prove






41. A concept whose truth can be proved/ a statement that can proved true - E.g. See if You can Reduce Your Debt Payments up to 50% or more with a Free Financial Evaluation!- FREE SHIPPING & 3 FREE Gifts with your order of $55 or more!!!






42. Deliberate spreading information - ideas - or rumors to help or harm a person - group - movement - institution or nation






43. An author may write with bias - an unfair fondness or dislike for something. For example - suppose an author believes that the government should be tougher on teen crime. If the author wrote an article about teenage crime - his/her bias would most li






44. What course of action should we take as a government - nation - country - or culture?






45. We call agree on the proper definitions of freedom and democracy - we can all agree that freedom and democracy are inherently good and are worth fighting a war - we agree that American freedom and American democracy are applicable to a non-American c






46. Assumes a statement's conclusion is true without any sufficient evidence






47. What is the best or most accurate interpretation?






48. Assumes because one thing is allowed - worse things will occur after






49. To misrepresent your opponents argument; to seemingly refute your opponent's argument when in fact you have not accurately described his/her position






50. The feelings or emotions that are evoked from a word