Persuasive Strategies For Effective Writing

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Persuasive Strategies For Effective Writing

Assesses understanding of the strategies used in persuasion


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A stated opinion that requires further support is known as
    • A. 

      A fact

    • B. 

      A claim

    • C. 

      a big name

    • D. 

      Evidence

  • 2. 
    An appeal to reason will...
    • A. 

      Build a sense of urgency in the audience

    • B. 

      Appeal to an audience by gaining their trust

    • C. 

      Use credible or expert testimony in the argument

    • D. 

      Use facts, numbers, reason, and data to support the argument

  • 3. 
    Attempting to persuade a reader by triggering their feelings about a subject is known as...
    • A. 

      An appeal to reason

    • B. 

      An appeal to authority

    • C. 

      An appeal to emotions

    • D. 

      An appeal to parents

  • 4. 
    When the ad reports that 3 out of 4 doctors recommend their product, this is...
    • A. 

      An appeal to reason

    • B. 

      An appeal to authority

    • C. 

      An appeal to emotions

    • D. 

      An appeal to good health

  • 5. 
    A car salesperson who wants to sell you a car, may attempt to persuade you by relating to you personally.  They may say things like, "I have a son/daughter your age and I will help you out," or "I know how hard the economy is....believe me....I will cut you a deal."  This tactic is called
    • A. 

      Appeals to reason

    • B. 

      Appeals to authority

    • C. 

      Appeals to emotions

    • D. 

      A scam

  • 6. 
    Choose the BEST big name for the following claim:The sport of wrestling puts the most academic stress on high school athletes.
    • A. 

      Mikel Nelson, CHS Varsity Wrestler

    • B. 

      Jerome Singleton, President of the High School League

    • C. 

      Coach Kemper Amick, Head Football Coach CHS

    • D. 

      Shenequa Coles, Principal of CHS

  • 7. 
    The link below displays an example of: http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm
    • A. 

      Using research to to make the argument convincing

    • B. 

      Incorporating emotions to persuade the audience

    • C. 

      Displaying images that develop a sense of urgency in the viewer

    • D. 

      Attempting to persuade through skepicism

  • 8. 
    You and your parents are sitting with your teacher in an attempt to get you to do better in school and believe that your education is the most important factor in your future success.  Your teacher show you your grade progress reports, the attendence numbers, and the number of referrals you have received.  In an effort to get you to change your ways, the strategy employed here is:
    • A. 

      An appeal to reason

    • B. 

      An appeal to authority

    • C. 

      An appeal to emotions

    • D. 

      An appeal to fear

  • 9. 
    If you are trying to persuade a friend not to leave a party with individuals that you know are going to do something illegal, your best strategy would be an appeal to emotions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Check all the boxes that can be BEST used to prove the following claim: School districts that have year round-school with breaks throughout, have higher proforming students and higher graduation rates. 
    • A. 

      A study conducted by the National Education Foundation found that graduation rates among year-round students were 85% compared to 70% for traditional scheduling.

    • B. 

      Kobe Bryant states that he believes "year-round schools might be okay."

    • C. 

      In the past, I have attended a school with traditional scheduling and my grades were below average, but when I transferred to a year-around school I started making A's and B's.

    • D. 

      Graduates of year around schools make 50K a year compared to traditional schedules at 35k annually.

    • E. 

      The United States Department of Education, says "year-round schooling will be the new schedule if American teens want to compete in a global job market."

    • F. 

      Students who go to schools with traditional schedules have a jammed packed year and have a very hard time getting work done. They are tired and have no breaks.