Q: What is a claim?
A claim is a statement put forth as true that needs evidence to be convincing. A statement and how it functions in a context.
Q: What is a thesis?
The main claim of an argument. Can be multiple sentences long, can be in the second paragraph of your introduction. NOT a general thing, it is very much a SPECIFIC thing. Especially in academic writing. Example:
“Despite this deep theoretical understanding of the powerful role that architecture plays in crafting experience, practicing planners sometimes fail to afford sufficient weight to the concept of exclusion by design.”
Q: What is the Rhetorical Situation?
Audience: Readers of the Yale Law Journal. Scholars, upper class, privileged, lawyers, judges, students.
Author credibility: Yes, for her audience. Accredited in academic field.
Pathos example: Cynthia Wiggins
In posts: Add detail. Names, places, dates.
Assignment: send examples of Ethos, Pathos, Logos, Karios. 20pts per submission.
SUMMARY: communicate main ideas, moves and arguments, include a few key quotations or paraphrases, etc