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ENC 1101: Writing Academic Arguments

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kayleythomas wrote in uf_enc1101
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.

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I was watching tv and I saw one of those stop smoking ads. It was a guy talkin to a group of college students it seemed like. The speaker asked them questions and everyone raised their hands because they liked what he was saying. Then the speaker said would you like to be responsible for millions of deaths in the US and all the hands went down. I think it was meant for all audiences just to raise more awareness of the cigarette businesses and how they are bad. I think it is a persuasive ad because it made me think when i first saw it. Then they kept showing it and it reminded me of what I thought about before.

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