And FIrst Is Ethos

The Chronicle blog ProfHacker today has a column that shows its rhetorical roots–it is about how to persuade. It goes for Aristotelian-style and it makes sure that the order that Aristotle lists the trivium denotes importance. Instead of privileging logos, ethos is presented as the foundation of persuasion. I’m going to keep this link for ENG 310 and for next semester’s 100 that will be using the Gates Grant blended approach and a clear “writing about writing” focus. Luckily, I have been using that approach for a while. This post is me throwing a link into the old shoebox and keeping it for later.

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Author of the poetry collection The Tethered Ground and Professor of English at Missouri State University. Contact me for readings or for workshops on writing/publishing and on teaching writing online.

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