Monthly Archives: August 2011

Implicit Arguments

Arguments work on us psychologically and cognitively, triggering emotions and thoughts. Implicit arguments may not look like arguments at all. Consider a bumper sticker, a billboard, a poster, a photograph, a cartoon, a vanity license plate, a T-shirt message, an advertisement, a poem, or even a song lyric. Like explicit ones, implicit arguments persuade their audiences toward a certain point of view.

Find such an image, post it here, and in a sentence or two explain the argument that it implies.


Novel Discussion Board

For each entry please include the author, title, and pages covered.


Discussion #1:
Thoughtful readers ask questions as they read. They help readers clarify meaning, speculate about text yet to be read, determine author’s style and purpose, focus attention on specific components of the text, and locate specific answers in a text.
Write down 15 questions as you read the first section of your book.

Whether “Beast” or “Virus” Metaphor Is Powerful Stuff | Psychology Today

Whether “Beast” or “Virus” Metaphor Is Powerful Stuff | Psychology Today.

‪The History of English in Ten Minutes‬‏ – YouTube

‪The History of English in Ten Minutes‬‏ – YouTube.