Your prompt for Monday, should you choose to accept it (remember, you only have to respond to one per week; there will be another for Wednesday and Friday):
Watch TV. Read a magazine. Surf the internet.
At some point, you will run across an ad or a commercial. Probably many. Pick one that you think is interesting and describe it to me. Tell me who the company or person is behind it, summarize what the ad looks like/does/says, explain what rhetorical strategies that it uses to persuade its audience, and see if you can identify who the target audience is. Do you think the ad *is* persuasive? Why or why not?
Post your response here before midnight Sunday night.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! And don't forget to read the selections on Logos and Logical Fallacies - which is, of course, a big part of enjoying your weekend, I know.
ENC 1101: Writing Academic Arguments
v. POPSMART: reading, writing & thinking critically through popular culture.
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