Step 1 Post a response to the discussion board.
Respond to the following questions, and if it’s relevant, include your own personal experience:
- Burton Hillis said, “There’s a mighty big difference between good, sound reasons, and reasons that sound good.” Think about this quote in terms of persuasive appeals that have been used on you lately.
- What elements of persuasion would you use in a persuasive speech? Why do you think they would work?
Step 2Read and respond to other students’ posts.
Read other students’ posts and respond to at least two of them. In addition to other comments you may have, address the following in your response posts:
- What is the least persuasive argument you’ve heard about any issue? Why is it ineffective?
- How can people prevent themselves from blindly believing “reasons that sound good?”
Use your personal experience, if it’s relevant, to support or debate at least two other students’ posts. If differences of opinion occur, debate the issues professionally and provide examples to support opinions.