Whether students continue their education or not, they must learn to identify persuasive techniques in spoken or written text. The concepts of the Rhetorical Appeals (persuasive techniques) can be extremely challenging for students but can also be very interesting for them. Understanding, identifying, discussing, and writing about the rhetorical appeals can be especially confusing, but using this unit with these steps, can simplify the process for both students and teachers. These steps can also be replicated with new texts and topics to solidify the concepts for students.
At the end of this unit, students will have discussed and written a solid claim, body paragraph, and will be able to confidently discuss Ethos, pathos, and Logos.