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Persuasion

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The dictionary definition of a word






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






3. 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






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






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






6. The side that will oppose the proposition






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






8. 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


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






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






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






12. 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






13. Appeal to an unqualified expert






14. Claims attack the person and not the issue






15. 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.






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






17. 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)






18. A suggestion that is offered for consideration or acceptance






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






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






21. 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?






22. 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.






23. 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.






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






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






26. 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






27. What is the best or most accurate interpretation?






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






29. 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.






30. Inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty






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






32. What is the best or most accurate definition?






33. Sequential relationship is misinterpreted as causal (this caused that)






34. 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-






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






36. The side that will argue the proposition






37. Statements claiming that some proposition is untrue or incorrect






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






39. 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!!!






40. Takes as evidence what it claims to prove






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






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






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






44. 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






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






46. 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






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






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






49. 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






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