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Persuasion

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. 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!!!






2. 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






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






4. A suggestion that is offered for consideration or acceptance






5. 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-






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






7. What is the best or most accurate definition?






8. 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.






9. Statements claiming that some proposition is untrue or incorrect






10. What is the best or most accurate interpretation?






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






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






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. Claims attack the person and not the issue






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






16. 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






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






18. 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.






19. Takes as evidence what it claims to prove






20. Dissimilarities between two things are so much greater than their similarities - that their connection is unjustified






21. 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






22. 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.






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






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






25. The side that will argue the proposition






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






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






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






29. Does not acknowledge the possibility of a neutral position






30. The dictionary definition of a word






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






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






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






34. 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






35. 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






36. 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?






37. 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


38. 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?






39. 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






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






41. 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.






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






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






44. Inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty






45. The generally held opinion held prior to the debate






46. 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.






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






48. Appeal to an unqualified expert






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






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