Appeals Activity Now that you have explored the various types of appeals and ways to reach an audience, it’s time to practice. Please choose two examples from among the following choices:
- [Video] Chevy Runs Deep
- [Comic] Robert Crumb’s “A Short History of America“
- [Article] Henry Jenkins, “Eight Myths about Video Games Debunked“
- [Video] Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity
- [Game] The Airport Security Game
Please answer the following questions regarding the first example you selected:
a. Cite your selection in MLA style.
b. What is the central message of this text? Please explain it in your own words.
c. How would you define your position as an audience member (resistant, neutral, etc.)? With your own position in mind, what kind of audience do you think the author is trying to reach? Please provide an example to support your answer.
d. What appeal(s) are being used in this text (ethos, etc.)? Give a specific example from the text to support your answer.
e. Did you find the argument persuasive? Why or why not? If you were in charge of editing this example, what would you change? What would you keep the same?