Discuss techniques used and appeals made to ethos, pathos, and logos in Pust's sample letterhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7F0_YI12yXJa2Q3SUZzZ1E0MEU/view?usp=sharing to Marie Claire magazine editor
Planning for your rhetorical letter:
- Consider your request first: Do you want the person or company to send you more information? Do something differently? Add on to what they are already doing? Make a change?
- Determine your recipient: Ask for help narrowing it down or finding the appropriate audience if you need to!
- Select your text: You must include a direct quotation from one of our class texts and incorporate it into your argument as an "expert opinion."
Work time: Begin responses to The Pact discussion boards on Turnitin.com using your tree maps and book. You'll need to complete a total of six posts to the three discussion boards--two for each. You may start a new topic or respond to the ideas of another student (or me), and must use academic English (capitalize proper nouns, no texting language, etc.) and must include a direct quotation in each of your six posts. If you write more than six posts, you only need to include direct quotations in six of them.
In-class work check: (don't turn in; points given at your desk)
- Tree maps for The Pact
- Circle maps for letter brainstorming
- Intro/body paragraph for Maria Stewart prompt
- Intro/body paragraph for John Downe letter prompt