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Write at least five sentences that answer two or more of the following questions

Write at least five sentences that answer two or more of the following questions. In a new paragraph, pose any questions the readings may have left unanswered or caused confusion. What is rhetoric to you? What is the purpose of criticism for you? How is the way we talk about rhetoric now different from the way the ancient Greeks talked about it? Where do you find rhetoric relevant beyond the field of communication studies?

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Write at least five sentences responding to some of the following prompts. Beyon

Write at least five sentences responding to some of the following prompts. Beyond those five sentences, include two questions to catalyze class discussions or to clarify any points of confusion. 1) At the bottom of the full paragraph on page 9, Aristotle writes, “Rhetoric takes as its basis the views held by those who are already accustomed to deliberate. The job of rhetoric is to consider the kinds of matters about which we deliberate and for which there exist no arts, and it operates on audiences of people who lack the capacity to comprehend a complex argument or follow a long chain of reasoning.” What does that mean in your own words? If public speech/rhetoric is audience-centered, what kind of audience does Aristotle imagine here? Give an example in real life. 2) Aristotle explains the difference between a deliberative, judicial, and epideictic speech. Are those the only three kinds of speeches still today? Where do those categories blend together? What kind of speech does not fit into one of these categories? 3) Aristotle writes extensively about truth and goodness in this chapter. How does this compare to our discussion of the differences between philosophy and rhetoric in our previous class session? 4) At the bottom of page 6, Aristotle instructs, “let us take rhetoric, then, to be the ability to see, in any give case, the possible means of persuasion. No other art has this function.” Is this definition sufficient for a modern understanding of rhetoric? Where do you differ or agree? Again, remember, in addition to your at least five sentence response, you should include two questions to catalyze class discussion or clarify any points of confusion.

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Throughout the semester, students will prepare a brief reflection, speculation,

Throughout the semester, students will prepare a brief reflection, speculation, comment, or question concerning an aspect of the reading(s) assigned for the class/week. Ideally two or three paragraphs, these reflections are to be no more than one typed page (1.5 spaced) due via the eLC before class. Reflections will be scored based on: engagement with the material, and application of a concept discussed in the reading to a personal/media-related experience. Reaction papers are worth 5 points per paper, for a total of 105 points overall. The best papers will engage with the course material, not simply repeat or summarize material. Engaging with the material should involve expanding upon course concepts, critiquing course material, and/or applying it to some sort of a scenario, whether from one’s own experiences or from the media. Papers that fail to engage with the material, those that do not meet the one-page requirement will result in lost points. Note: No late reflections will be accepted, except in the case of an emergency (provided the right documentation is given to the instructor, within 2 days of the incident). Points will be deducted if students fail to meet the 1-page requirement.

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Write at least five sentences responding to some of the following prompts. Beyon

Write at least five sentences responding to some of the following prompts. Beyond those five sentences, include two questions to catalyze class discussions or to clarify any points of confusion. 1) At the bottom of the full paragraph on page 9, Aristotle writes, “Rhetoric takes as its basis the views held by those who are already accustomed to deliberate. The job of rhetoric is to consider the kinds of matters about which we deliberate and for which there exist no arts, and it operates on audiences of people who lack the capacity to comprehend a complex argument or follow a long chain of reasoning.” What does that mean in your own words? If public speech/rhetoric is audience-centered, what kind of audience does Aristotle imagine here? Give an example in real life. 2) Aristotle explains the difference between a deliberative, judicial, and epideictic speech. Are those the only three kinds of speeches still today? Where do those categories blend together? What kind of speech does not fit into one of these categories? 3) Aristotle writes extensively about truth and goodness in this chapter. How does this compare to our discussion of the differences between philosophy and rhetoric in our previous class session? 4) At the bottom of page 6, Aristotle instructs, “let us take rhetoric, then, to be the ability to see, in any give case, the possible means of persuasion. No other art has this function.” Is this definition sufficient for a modern understanding of rhetoric? Where do you differ or agree? Again, remember, in addition to your at least five sentence response, you should include two questions to catalyze class discussion or clarify any points of confusion.

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Throughout the semester, students will prepare a brief reflection, speculation,

Throughout the semester, students will prepare a brief reflection, speculation, comment, or question concerning an aspect of the reading(s) assigned for the class/week. Ideally two or three paragraphs, these reflections are to be no more than one typed page (1.5 spaced) due via the eLC before class. Reflections will be scored based on: engagement with the material, and application of a concept discussed in the reading to a personal/media-related experience. Reaction papers are worth 5 points per paper, for a total of 105 points overall. The best papers will engage with the course material, not simply repeat or summarize material. Engaging with the material should involve expanding upon course concepts, critiquing course material, and/or applying it to some sort of a scenario, whether from one’s own experiences or from the media. Papers that fail to engage with the material, those that do not meet the one-page requirement will result in lost points. Note: No late reflections will be accepted, except in the case of an emergency (provided the right documentation is given to the instructor, within 2 days of the incident). Points will be deducted if students fail to meet the 1-page requirement.

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Select a topic which advocates involvement with a charitable organization. The t

Select a topic which advocates involvement with a charitable organization. The topic should relate in some way to issues within communities and/or the environment and be one in which the public can become directly involved. Possible organizations may include, but are not limited to: MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Wounded Warrior Project, Doctors Without Borders, USA, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Research your topic. You are not simply telling the audience about the organization. Your research should uncover the problems this organization aims to solve, how they are providing solutions, and how individuals can become involved. Organize the main points of your speech using a Monroe’s Motivated Sequence (Chapter 15). Provide adequate support for each main point by citing at least three credible sources in the speech. Incorporate examples, narratives, testimonial evidence, statistics, analogies, explanations, and/or definitions where appropriate. Sources must be cited orally in the speech. Create an introduction and conclusion. Once you have thought through each part of the speech (introduction, body, & conclusion), create a Sentence Outline of your speech (Chapter 12). Your outline should show the full content of your speech and include a list of References in MLA format. 6-8 minutes time restriction.

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Persuasive Presentation – Non-Profit Organizations • RGV Community Foundation •

Persuasive Presentation – Non-Profit Organizations • RGV Community Foundation • All Star Theatre • Easter Seals • The Salvation Army RGV • The United Way of South Texas • The Food Bank RGV • Palm Valley Animal Center • Yaqui Animal Rescue • Cinderella Animal Rescue. • Make A Wish RGV • Rio Grande Habitat for Humanity • Mujeres Unidas • Junior League • Doctors Without Borders • Rotary Foundation • Valley Aids Council • Upper Valley Art League • C.A.M.P University • 4-H Clubs • Knapp Community Care Foundation • Affordable Homes of South Texas • South Texas Red Cross • Human Rights Campaign

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Must cite THIS BOOK: https://3lib.net/book/5009048/4f8fc1 500-750 words. Use exa

Must cite THIS BOOK: https://3lib.net/book/5009048/4f8fc1 500-750 words. Use examples from within and without the textbook to support your arguments. These are very broad topics, so you have a great amount of room for flexibility. Feel free to contact me if you’re unsure of your topic. Pick one of the following topics: A. Intellectual property law in the digital age. What are the challenges, and to whom? What do you think are the appropriate responses to these challenges? B. Identify and discuss how culture and society effect media. C. What is advertising’s role in a capitalistic society? In a democracy? In mass media? D. Discuss mass media practices that run counter to many moral principles.

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In this assignment, you will review Everyday Conversations from DeVito 6.3, with

In this assignment, you will review Everyday Conversations from DeVito 6.3, with particular attention to Guidelines for Making Small Talk. You will create videos that demonstrate good and bad examples of people engaging in conversation. Then, you will explain tips about how to make small talk, make an apology, and give and receive a compliment. You will use the Discussion Board tool so that you can see videos from other students, but this board is separate from our normal Module 6 discussion.
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Explore and practice the principles of conversation.
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Analyze guidelines for making small talk and other aspects of everyday conversation.
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Review Everyday Conversations from DeVito 6.3, with particular attention to Guidelines for Making Small Talk.
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Create four separate 60-second videos TikTok style. In each video, demonstrate a bad then a good example of the following:
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making small talk
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You can record your videos to YouTube, TikTok, or Panopto in the classroom.
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Copy and paste the share links to your videos into your response.
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Integrating DeVito citations into your response underneath each video, explain what you did right and wrong in two to four sentences per video.
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Click “reply” button to submit your work into the special board for this assignment.
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Keep in mind this is a separate board from our normal discussion board for the module. That is to say, the Module 6 discussion board is different from this assignment board.
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You do not need special software for this, but some people prefer apps such as Canva.
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If for any reason you choose not to create the videos, you can write a two- to three-page paper, not counting the title page and the references page, describing your good and bad recommendations.

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Take the time to review your text and answer the following questions. Remember,

Take the time to review your text and answer the following questions. Remember, these are meant to help you prepare and get feedback before you start writing your critical engagement: What is your tentative research question for your critical engagement? Remember, the best way to structure your question is with ‘how’ not ‘why’. What part of your artifact do you think best helps you answer this question and why? What are the dominate ratios in your artifact? And what is the directionality of the ratio? What do you think that tells you about human motives and persuasion? I have attached the critical engagement for reference as it is brought up in the first sentence of the instructions. you do not have to complete the attached assignment, just the above questions