There are a lot of events that happen in our world outside of our own daily experiences. Sometimes, we think our community is the center of the university, and sometimes it truly is. However, knowing what’s going on in our world makes us better human beings, better conversationalists, better thinkers, and better writers. Here’s your task: Choose a national or world event (read the newspaper, watch the news, check out news feeds online). First, sum up the event in three to five well-written, thoughtful, unbiased, concise sentences so that your audience members will know what you are referencing. Then, reflect on that event. What is your opinion? How does it make you feel? What lasting impact will this event have on us or on our world? WHY IS IT NEWS-WORTHY? Why is it worth conversation? Remember: Your goal in the first part of this is to summarize objectively a national event so that all MAIN points have been identified (so that someone unfamiliar with the topic would understand it.) Then, your next objective is to share your views about the national event in a diplomatic, socially acceptable way that reflects how you feel without offending others or lowering the value of your comments by stooping to prejudice/bias, etc. Your reflection should be about 300-400 words (This assignment description is about 250 words.) Remember your audience, the occasion, and your purpose. (That is the rhetorical triangle.) Please remember that you are not just writing for your teacher, but for your classmates to see…use proper, accurate word choices and language.
Provide several suggestions (3-4) of modern-day, debatable, fresh topics that would be suitable for written persuasive essays as well as persuasive speeches. Take into consideration your classmates (audience) and the world around you (modern-day issues/fresh perspectives). Please also consider the need for evidence/support/resources that the writer/speaker would need to bolster the argument. Consider what types of first degree evidence and what types of second degree evidence could be used for support. Please do more than just “list” 3-4 topics. This blog should be written in “paragraph” form of length of approximately 75 words.
Tell me and your classmates about a favorite character from film, theater, or literature, with whom you’d like to have a “heart-to-heart.” What would you talk about? Be sure to be detailed, specific, and INTERESTING. Your goal in this post is to SHOW us, not TELL us.