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Literary Concepts - Persuasive Arguments

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What is the 1-2-and-3 Knock out rule of making a persuasive argument?
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Tom and Jerry made the following arguments about using animals in circuses. Who followed the 1, 2 and 3 Knock Out rule of making a persuasive argument? Tom: Although having animals in circuses can make circuses popular and provide many people with livelihood, popularity of circuses can be enhanced with more entertaining acts using comedy and acrobatics, e.g. Cirque De Soleil. Animals, in fact, suffer terribly being made to travel in unnatural conditions and learning to perform acts that do not come naturally to them. Therefore, all circuses should cease to use animals in their acts. Jerry: Although the experience that animals have in circuses has been cruel, this can be improved by borrowing a leaflet from zoos that attract crowds without any animal acts. In fact, circuses can learn from popular waterparks and tourist destinations like Animal Kingdom to not only combine human acts with entertaining and informative animal acts but also play a valuable role in wildlife conservation.
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Pick the correct choice. Objective writers are far more likely to be _______ by their audiences.
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Identify the sentence in the following persuasive argument that highlights the weaken portion of the 1, 2 and 3 Knock out rule. Enter either A, B or C as your answer. (A) Although wearing Halloween costumes to school can be a distraction, (B) if planned, teachers could implement special lessons that take advantage of the celebrations, minimizing that distraction. The sacrifice is small when you consider how much school spirit they can bring. On the other hand, (C) costumes can add a spirited connection to the curriculum, so students can have fun and learn at the same time.
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What is the main reason for being an objective writer?
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One of the following steps in the process of writing a persuasive argument has an error. Identify the step. Enter either 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 as your answer. 1. Identifying the Issue 2. Organizing by creating a T-Chart that is divided into pros on one side, and cons on the other. 3. Researching for data (evidence) both in favor of and against your opponent. Arranging these ideas in a list, each under the corresponding side of the T-Chart as pro or con. 4. Choosing a Position (This should not be a question, but rather a statement declaring either for or against) 5. Identifying the strongest opposing argument from your position (oposite side of the chart), circle it, and follow the Rule of the 1-2-3 Knock Out. Remember: 1- Acknowledge 2- Weaken 3- Knock Out
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Knowing both sides of an argument serves what functions: 1. the writer is fully educated about the topic that he/she is arguing. 2. the writer can prepare a defense for opposing counterarguments. 3. the author earns credibility and is more likely to be trusted by his/her audiences. 4. the writer can write a much longer and detailed essay on the topic.
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Pick the correct choice. When a writer addresses both sides of an issue without bias, (meaning that he/she is fair in judgment) he/she is called ______________ writer
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Is it okay for an objective writer to reconsider an opinion they had formed as a result of their research? Enter true or false as your answer.
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When making a persuasive argument is it important to pick a position? Enter true or false as your answer.
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What is the following persuasive argument proposing? Although physical fitness is important for everyone, it can be achieved better through extracurricular activities than in required physical-education courses. Grades in physical-education courses may have a harmful effect on the GPAs of students who are academically strong but physically challenged. For students who are not athletically inclined, physical-education courses can be humiliating and even dangerous.
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Collecting evidence for both sides of the argument is not important for a persuasive argument. An acknowledgement of the opposing viewpoint is sufficient. Enter either true or false as your answer.
by Chris Sanford