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Essay 2: Logos, Ethos, Pathos
Write a six-page essay on a debatable topic of your choice in which you effectively use logos, ethos, and pathos to support your claim. Your purpose is to persuade your audience. Use clear language.
For logos, include facts from sources, possibly numbers, to show the scope of what you are talking about: how much money involved, how many people affected. . . .
Ethos comes through the credibility of the sources you quote. Use credible sources. Direct quotations seem more real than indirect quotations, but limited use of indirect quotations can save space and time. You might also draw on your own special knowledge of something, such as your life experience, your hobby, your sport if it is relevant and out of the ordinary.
Pathos gets a bit extra emphasis in this essay. It depends on concrete, sensory detail. For pathos, use moving stories of individuals: one person, one animal, one town.
(Notice the difference between logos and pathos:
logos: “Every year, there are 1.5 million evictions in the United States.”
pathos: “Mary Smith was holding a baby in each arm when the marshals knocked on her door that cold January morning in Fairbanks, Alaska.”)
Type your essay in MLA format
, including a Works Cited page. Make your essay as meaningful as you can.
Refer to the Essay 1 rubric generally. Specific to this essay:
An “A” essay will have direct quotations with sources properly cited and an orderly Works Cited page.
hey, please read again the instruction and good luck,
6 pages without the citation and use logos and Ethos, Pathos
Topic: Gun control
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