Exercise on Appeals

The Situation: I have decided to add an autobiography assignment to the workload in this class. This autobiography needs to be at least ten pages in length, and it will be worth 50% of your grade. Oh, and it's due at the end of this week. Okay?

Your Mission: talk me out of it. You have been placed in groups by number. If you are in group 1, you must appeal to reason in your argument. Group 2 must use an appeal to emotion, Group 3 an appeal to character, and Group 4 an appeal to style. Individually, look over the relevant section in Aims and plan your strategy.

Get into your group and design your argument based on your type of appeal. As always, pick a recorder and a reporter, and be ready to make your appeal in front of the class when I ask you to.