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Persuasive Techniques and Terms

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  • Q1
    This technique plays on audience emotions: fear, love, anger, desires ($, popularity, newest technology, attractiveness, intelligence, health, safety, belonging, etc.).
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    celebrity
    repetition
    emotional appeal
    logic/reason
    30s
  • Q2
    This technique reuses words or phrases.
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    Emotional appeal
    Imagery/figurative language
    Logic/reason
    Repetition
    30s
  • Q3
    This technique uses numbers/data/statistics , evidence, facts, and information that is difficult to disagree with.
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    Figurative language/imagery
    Common sense/logic/reason
    Repetition
    Celebrity
    30s
  • Q4
    This technique uses visuals, exaggerations (hyperbole), similes, metaphors, alliteration, and other figurative language to make a point.
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    Authority
    Celebrity
    Imagery and figurative language
    Repetition
    30s
  • Q5
    This technique plays on citizens' pride in one's country and loyalty.
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    Celebrity
    Repetition
    Attack or mudslinging
    Patriotism
    30s
  • Q6
    This technique uses formal language, jargon, and experts to sound knowledgeable.
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    Emotional appeal
    Authority
    Imagery and figurative language
    Patriotism
    30s
  • Q7
    This technique uses rumors, lies, insults, humiliation and accusations to damages opponent or anyone who might disagree. Sometimes this includes racist/sexist/derogatory remarks and generalizations. This is often associated with propaganda, which uses lies/untruths.
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    Patriotism
    Attack or mudslinging
    Celebrity
    Humor
    30s
  • Q8
    This technique purposely leaves out information.
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    Authority
    Humor
    Deliberate omission
    Attack or mudslinging
    30s
  • Q9
    This technique tries to make jokes or sound friendly or funny to get the audience on their side.
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    Attack
    Humor/puns
    Anecdote
    Authority
    30s
  • Q10
    This technique uses mini-stories to prove a point.
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    Anecdote
    Humor or puns
    Authority
    Attack or mudslinging
    30s
  • Q11
    This technique uses music, rhyme, and catchy phrases to make information/brands stick in the audience's head.
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    Jingles and slogans
    Celebrity
    Humor and puns
    Logic and reason
    30s
  • Q12
    This technique uses celebrities to endorse a product/point.
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    Jingles and slogans
    Humor
    Celebrity
    Logic and reason
    30s
  • Q13
    This is a topic sentence, the main idea (or opinion) of a paper; a formal opinion that is supported (proven) throughout the essay. Avoid using "I" or "my".
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    Thesis or claim statement
    Textual evidence
    Source
    MAP
    30s
  • Q14
    This is a place where information comes from; the origin of information.
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    MAP
    Source
    Textual evidence
    Thesis
    30s
  • Q15
    These are strategies advertisers, writers, speakers, etc. use to convince the audience of something; approaches used to support the thesis.
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    Thesis
    Persuasive techniques (there many types)
    MAP
    Textual evidence
    30s

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