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8: How Arguments Appeal to Emotion (Pathos)

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    The right and left hemispheres of the brain with each side a different color.  The left side is drawn against the background of a computer chip and the right against a background of splashes of different bright colors.
    Image courtesy of Damian Niolet from Pixabay.com under the Pixabay License.

    Chapter 8 Student Learning Outcomes 

    • Describe the value of emotional appeals in written academic argument
    • Identify the ways in which a given argument appeals to emotion through word choice, tone, or powerful examples
    • Assess the likely effectiveness of an emotional appeal for a particular audience
    • Distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate emotional appeals
    • Use legitimate emotional appeals to support their own written arguments. 

    8: How Arguments Appeal to Emotion (Pathos) is shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Anna Mills.

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