Rhetorical Appeals

Sub-Sections in Rhetorical-appeals:

  1. Ethos
  2. Logos
  3. Pathos

Additional articles on Rhetorical-appeals:

  1. Beware of “Oh, that makes sense”: Ethos in Context

    There is also, however, the credibility that comes from saying or writing something that the audience already believes or that...

  2. Diplomacy, Tone, and Emphasis in Business Writing

    Learning Objectives Understand the purpose and importance of diplomacy, emphasis, and tone in business communication Gain the ability to write...

  3. Ethos

    I've always wondered why candidates have to "approve this message"; I mean, if President Obama is on camera talking about...

  4. Fallacious Ethos

    Ad Hominem (Argument to the Person): Attacking the person instead of the argument. For example, "You say I shouldn't drink...

  5. Fallacious Logos

    Appeal to Nature: Suggesting a certain behavior or action is normal/right because it is "natural." This is a fallacious argument for...

  6. Fallacious Pathos

    Argument by Dismissal: Rejecting an idea without providing a reason or explanation for its dismissal. For instance, there is a...

  7. Intrinsic Authority

    "Intrinsic Authority" was written by Jessica McKee and Megan McIntyre Intrinsic authority is authority that comes from the rhetor herself. It...

  8. Logical Fallacies

    By now you know that all arguments operate according to an internal logic. No matter which of the four rhetorical...

  9. Logos

    "Logic is the anatomy of thought."– John Locke "Logos" is the appeal to logic. Logos isn't logic like the formal...

  10. Netiquette (Digital Ethics)

    Netiquette is a hybrid word combining “network” and “etiquette”; it essentially refers to the social code of the Internet. As...

  11. Pathos

    "Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives, and we obey them without realizing...

  12. Provide Support for Claims

    Why is it important to provide reliable support for claims? When a writer makes a point or claim, his or...

  13. Rhetorical Appeals

    Rhetorical Appeal Abbreviated Definition Reflective Questions Ethos appeal to credibility You may want to think of ethos as related to...

  14. Rhetorical Appeals: An Overview

    Successful writers write to win. Whether a writer wants to achieve a particular grade on a paper, persuade a specific...

  15. Taking Control: Managing Your Online Identity for the Job Search

    Taking Control: Managing Your Online Identity for the Job Search Background In 2008, while working as a career counselor, a...

  16. Using Pathos in Persuasive Writing

    Incorporating appeals to pathos into persuasive writing increases a writer’s chances of achieving his or her purpose. Read “Pathos” to...