persuasive

 Discussion #5

1.  A good argument is persuasive.  Consider a talented attorney delivering a closing statement or an advertisement attempting to sell a product.  Specifically, what creates a persuasive message? How does language become persuasive? Consider the “How to Use Rhetoric to Get What You Want” video posted in the link below. Respond in about 100 words.

2.  Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” has a clear and obvious research question. He is trying to find out whether schools “kill” creativity. In about 100 words, summarize Robinson’s argument. In other words, how did he answer his research question? Did you find this speech persuasive? What ideas stood out most? 300 words in total.