Project 3: Rhetoric in Action
How Do Arguments Become Action?
Project 3 challenges students to take a stand on a public issue and to use language to facilitate positive social action. Students apply rhetorical principles such as ethos, pathos, and logos as they write for a real audience of their choice (for example, creating a website or sending a cover letter and persuasive report to a state senator). Students enhance their knowledge of the conventions of academic discourse by developing an annotated bibliography and integrating research into their argument. Additionally, students enhance their writing abilities by receiving feedback from their instructor on three different drafts of this assignment as well as feedback from their peers.