Modes of Persuasion

December 11, 2014

Students in Advanced Literacy have been reviewing personal stance and points of view.  In doing so, modes of persuasion: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos have been reintroduced to students so that they can identify these possible forms of persuasion in text that they encounter.  Ethos is persuasion based on trust and authority; Pathos is based on emotions and beliefs; and Logos uses logic and reasoning. 

 In practicing critical analysis, students recently annotated an article that compared and contrasted health care practices in Haiti and the United States.  The author was using persuasive techniques to convince the reader of their point of view.  In the near future students will be creating forms of advertisements that emphasize all three modes of persuasion to convince the audience to select their product.