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Persuasion

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Facts - conditions - statements - beliefs or views that others can observe and potentially agree with






2. Appeal to an unqualified expert






3. An argument whose conclusion does not follow from its premise






4. 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.






5. 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






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






7. The dictionary definition of a word






8. Inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty






9. 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?






10. A suggestion that is offered for consideration or acceptance






11. An emotional appeal that stirs the feelings of the audience/reader/listener






12. The side that will argue the proposition






13. 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






14. 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






15. The generally held opinion held prior to the debate






16. Assumes that the premise is not ideal - but a wiser choice than the opponent's






17. Statements claiming that some proposition is untrue or incorrect






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






19. 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






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






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






22. 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.






23. 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






24. 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!!!






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






26. The side that will oppose the proposition






27. 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






28. Propaganda is a systematic way of spreading beliefs through a combination of facts - opinions disguised as facts - and repetition. Sometimes there is also some stretching of the truth. When you read - decide whether the author is trying to persuade y






29. 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.






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






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






32. Does not acknowledge the possibility of a neutral position






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






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






35. Narrative (story) - anecdotal (brieft tale or story that lends itself to but does not prove a conclusion) - participation - demonstation - performance - testimonial (eyewitness - expert - authority - celebrity)






36. 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?






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






38. 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






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






40. What is the best or most accurate interpretation?






41. An expressed opinion - statement - or point of view






42. 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-






43. Claims attack the person and not the issue






44. 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






45. This technique wants you to associate the good feelings created in the ad with the product - Because you deserve it - We want you to have the best.






46. 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






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






48. 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.






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






50. 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.