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How do I find persuasive techniques in an article?  

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r-m123 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted February 14, 2013 at 11:50 PM via web

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How do I find persuasive techniques in an article?

 

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 15, 2013 at 12:29 AM (Answer #2)

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I have attached a link to different techniques you can use.

One persuasive technique Ferry uses is glittering generalities.  This is when you overgeneralize to make your point sound better.

B.C. could do with more health workers, engineers, plumbers and even coal miners. But do we really need more teachers, journalists and carbon-loathing eco-activists? No, we're way oversupplied with them already.


Another tactic used in the article is loaded language.  He uses a very specific and emotional word when he talks about young people who are who are "either unemployed or underemployed ... and have been badly scarred by the experience"



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