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Persuasion

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. What course of action should we take as a government - nation - country - or culture?






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






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






4. Claims attack the person and not the issue






5. 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.






6. Statements claiming that some proposition is untrue or incorrect






7. What is the best or most accurate definition?






8. 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






9. 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






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






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






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






13. 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






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






15. The side that will oppose the proposition






16. Inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty






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






18. The side that will argue the proposition






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






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






21. The dictionary definition of a word






22. 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!!!






23. 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.






24. Improve our ability to argue for our views and perspectives - Improve our ability to provide counter-arguments to other people's arguments - Improve our ability to assess the legitimacy of arguments in general.






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






26. A suggestion that is offered for consideration or acceptance






27. The information that is not necessary to understand the passage is called nonessential information. This may include opinions or details that do not add to the main idea of the passage.






28. 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






29. Ordinary people sell a message. You are to believe that because these people are like you - they can be trusted.






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






31. What is the best or most accurate interpretation?






32. 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?






33. 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






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






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






36. Does not acknowledge the possibility of a neutral position






37. 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






38. The generally held opinion held prior to the debate






39. 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.






40. The study of persuasion and its ways and means - the science of discourse - well-crafted communication that helps your achieve your persona - social - and/or political goals






41. Takes as evidence what it claims to prove






42. Advertisers intentionally do not finish a comparison - Our Candy is Sweetest - The safer car for your family






43. 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






44. Advertisers use celebrities and regular people to endorse products - If it's good enough for astronauts its good enough for you - The official candy bar of the Olympic Games






45. An ethical appeal that establishes the speaker's or writer's credibility and trustworthiness






46. 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






47. 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






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






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






50. 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