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Persuasion

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The generally held opinion held prior to the debate






2. 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






3. Inducement to act by argument or reasoning or entreaty






4. 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)






5. 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!!!






6. Appeal to an unqualified expert






7. 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.






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. The side that will oppose the proposition






10. 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






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






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






13. 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.






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






15. 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






16. Takes as evidence what it claims to prove






17. 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






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






19. 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-






20. The side that will argue the proposition






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






22. The dictionary definition of a word






23. What is the best or most accurate interpretation?






24. Statements claiming that some proposition is untrue or incorrect






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






26. 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






27. 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.






28. 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?






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






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






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






32. What is the best or most accurate definition?






33. A suggestion that is offered for consideration or acceptance






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






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






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






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






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






39. 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






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






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






42. 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






43. 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






44. 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






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






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






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






48. 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.






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