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    Distinguishing Argumentation from Persuasion

    Study argumentation/persuasion.

    Stick figure contemplating apples vs oranges

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    Developing an Opinion Statement

    Develop a main claim.

    High school male cheering

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    Making Rhetorical Appeals

    Appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos.
     

    Aristotle Statue

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    Using Perspective Shifting to Persuade Readers

    Help students see from readers' perspectives.

    illustration of girl writing and thinking

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    Elaborating in a Food Review

    Help students practice elaboration.

    Cheeseburger cooking on a flaming grill

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    Recognizing Logical Fallacies 2

    Learn to spot logical fallacies.

    What Did You Say?

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    Recognizing Logical Fallacies 1

    Learn to spot logical fallacies.

    Luring the Unsuspecting

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    Writing: Now how do I get out of this one?

    Assign this prompt to spark students' creativity.

    Mop

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    Evaluating Advertisements

    Evaluate advertisements.

    Egyptian Deities Cigarette Ad

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    Using Anecdotes in Formal Writing

    Add a narrative touch to formal writing.

    Illustration of a flying fish jumping over a boy in a rowboat

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    Forming a Focus

    Help students write strong focus statements.

    illustration of squirrel looking through a telescope

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    Creating Pie Graphs

    Teach how to make a pie graph.
    Computer Lab Pie Graph

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    Evaluating with a Pro-Con Chart

    Analyze good and bad with a pro-con chart.

    Westward Pro Con List

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    Analyzing with a Cause-Effect Chart

    Analyze causes and effects of any topic.

    Chemcial Cause Effect

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    Comparing with a Venn Diagram

    Analyze similarities and differences.

    Presidents Venn Diagram