ASSIGNMENT # 1: “The Green revolution in Cars”
October 23, 2013
THE GREEN REVOLUTION IN CARS
1.1 Attention Grabber
1.3 Thesis: (subject, attitude, map)
Attitude (for, or against, take a stand) I believe is political lie (cooperate with us)
Map: -oil industry -consumer apathy -government
The Green revolution in cars is a political lie which has been propagated by the oil industry, the government, and the apathetic consumer.
The Green revolution in cars is a political lie which has been propagated by false claims, the weak oil industry, the government, and the apathetic consumer.
2.0 Oil Industry
2.1 Innovation is stopped by large corporations ( )
2.2 Profit motive ( )
3.0 The government
3.1 Government is controlled by the industry ( )
3.1.1 Testemonial ( )
3.1.2 Example ( )
3.2.1 Statistics ( )
3.2.2 Exmple ( )
4.0 Apathetic consumer
4.1 Reject change ( )
4.2 Job protection ( )
4.3 Cost ( )
(5 sources – describe your sources – 2 to 3 for each)
Jordan, B. (2009). Blurring boundaries: The "real" and the "virtual" in hybrid spaces. Human Organization, 68(2), 181-193. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/201170951?accountid=40128
Gregerson, J. (2011). Auto Sector Expands on Hybrid, Electric Cars. ENR: Engineering News-Record, 267(4), 12-
Video / Media:
Story of Stuff. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBE5QAYXp8
This website video describes the process of how goods are produced, distributed, and discarded.
It shows that governments are not in control and industry is abusing its positions by abusing the resources, the labour. And the production process as it emits significant.
Research and Composition: Formal Critique Lab 1: Aristotle’s rhetorical triangle http://www.public.asu.edu/~jvanasu/rhet-triangle.htm The Rhetorical Triangle
LOGOS (idea, message)
PATHOS (force, emotion) ETHOS (form, manner)
Every communication is essentially a trilateral relationship. Each point of the triangle influences the others, and all are influenced by the context of the communication. Each point of the triangle bears some responsibility for the success of the communication, and each point of the triangle corresponds with one of Aristotle's three appeals (i.e., general means of persuasion).
Rational Appeals (logos) Emotional Appeals (pathos) Ethical Appeals (ethos) appeal to logical reasoning ability of readers
• case studies
• logical reasoning
• authority voices appeal to beliefs and feelings higher emotions
• belief in fairness
• etc. lower emotions
• etc. sense you (author) gives as being compentent/fair/authority
• expert testimony
• reliable sources
Think of how one speaks to an opponent: For example on the floor of the Senate in hearted debate the speaker would refer to "My honorable opponent." This is why one refers to the "manner of delivery."
Lab 2: Steven Toulmin’s Classical argument http://web.cn.edu/Kwheeler/documents/Toulmin.pdf Toulmin Model of Argument: The twentieth-century British philosopher Stephen Toulmin noticed that good, realistic arguments typically will consist of six parts. He used these terms to describe the items. Data: The facts or evidence used to prove the argument
Claim: The statement being argued (a thesis)
Warrants: The general, hypothetical (and often implicit) logical statements that serve as bridges between the claim and the data.
Qualifiers: Statements that limit the strength of the argument or