Directions: Look at the videos above and answer the following questions for both. Keep in mind the lesson on the modes of Rhetorical Structure that was discussed last week. Think about the definitions of Logos, Ethos and Pathos as you answer the questions. Also, include Kairos.
Deadline: February 1, 2013 11:59 p.m. CST
Dear Mr. President
Directions: Write a letter to President Obama explaining to him what you want to see from his second term in office. Pick one policy you feel strongly about and persuade the president to write your policy into federal law.
Lancaster High School
200 E. Wintergreen Road
Lancaster, TX 75134
Dear President Obama,
Deadline: January 25, 2013 11:59 p.m. CST
Persuasive writing is a form of writing that convinces an audience to share a belief with the speaker.
Directions: Write a compelling argument that convinces audiences that dogs do or do not make good pets. Be very detailed and descriptive in your writing. Support your opinion with as many substantiated facts as possible. Persuade your readers to want to go out and get a dog as a pet.
Deadline: January 18, 2013 11:59 p.m. CST
Long Way From Home
Directions: Use this prompt and imagine, if you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Be VERY DETAILED in your reasons why you want to visit, what you expect to see, and what you would like to do while at that location. Don't limit your ideas. Explore different moods, geography, apparel, etc.
For instance, if you want to go to the Rocky Mountains, mention how you would want to go camping, or skiing down the slopes, or sitting in front of the cabin fire drinking hot
Deadline: January 11, 2013 11:59 p.m. CST
Mixed Ink is our class blog, the window into our souls. It was designed to improve students' writing, critical thinking and communication skills by giving them a platform to provide meaningful content based on their interpretation of what they see.
Although the students receive a grade based on a rubric for completing this assignment, they are not graded on complexity of thought. This is a place where students of all levels can freely, confidently and creatively express themselves and their opinions in a nonjudgmental platform. They are required to respond to and critique each other, but degradation, slander, lewdness, etc., will not be tolerated.
All subjects are vital to learning, but English is the bridge of communication. So let's build the arch, one word at a time...
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