Thursday, 27 August 2015

Should we pay for Plastic Bags

Should we pay for plastic bags?

LI: Analyse text to identify examples of: Ethos, Pathos and Logos.
Persuasive Reading Analysis:
Take another look at the persuasive piece of reading/ writing.      Should we pay for plastic bags
What strategies does the author use to try to persuade you?
Below are strategies writers often use for this form of writing.  Read through each
strategy and decide whether the author used that strategy by writing yes or no in the second column. If you write yes, then explain how the author used that strategy.
Persuasive strategy
Yes No
How the author used it?
Claim – States the main  
point or stance
It says that “people should pay for plastic bags”.It's explaining its main point straight away so we could know what it's about.
Big Names –  Mentions experts and
important people to support the argument
It does say in it that there are experts, but it doesn't have the name of the people who actually are the experts. But what it does say is “according to experts”, during the sentence.
Logos – Uses logic, numbers, or  
facts to support the argument
A fact that it tells us in the story is that “Australia uses over six billion plastic bags a year” or “some plastic bags can last in the environment for up to a thousand years”.
Pathos – Appeals to the audience’s emotions
It talks about wild life getting killed which really gets to the audience's emotion.                                               
Ethos – Tries to build trust and
It does indeed it uses experts in it because experts a really good a stuff like this so it does build up trust.
Kairos – Builds a sense of urgency  for the cause
I really dont know.
Research – Uses studies and  
information to make the  
argument seem more convincing;  
this can be in the form of words,
graphs, tables, or illustrations
Some parts of it do talk about information saying should we pay for plastic bags like saying “plastic bags could last up to thousand years”

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