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Have you ever had to ask yourself what would you do if you saw a friend cheating on a test. How did it make you feel, what was the initial thought in you mind and what did you want to do about it. This is a situation is probably familiar with any teen who has ever gone to school. It is a problem that I came across the other day as I was taking a test. Everyone knows cheating is unethical and it defeats the purpose of testing what but if you weren't the one cheating and it was you friend instead. Me, I choose to do nothing because ultimately there cheating knowone but themselves. Do you think the ends justify the means?


In my opinion we should absolutely educate are youths about guns and gun safety. Youths and Parents alike should both be educated on the possible disasters which could occur, if guns are misused or treated as toys. If someone wants to own a gun, they should implement a firearms safety and usage class, where people can be properly educated about the risks of not knowing how to use a hand gun. Most accidents with guns happen because kids don't know how to handle them correctly. Maybe some good sound laws can promote better safety and decrease crime without conflicting with hunters and collectors.


- The Rockets streak ended! The 22 game winning streak of the Houston Rockets was ended by the top ranked team in the NBA the Boston Celtics. Paul Pierce, KG, and Ray Allen ended T-Mac and the Rockets great run of 22 straight wins in stunning fashion. The Celtics tokk off in the 2nd half pulling away with a 94-74 victory. KG scored 22 and Paul Pierce added in 20 as Boston gave Houston its first loss since January 27. The remarkable 22 game win streak was stopped short 11 games of the record held by the Lakers.


midterm reflection 


So Ehtos, Logos, Pathos are modes of persuasion used to appeal to the audience.


Aristotle's Rhetoric describes the modes of persuasion thus:

Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.

Of the modes of persuasion furnished by the spoken word there are three kinds. Persuasion is achieved by the speaker's personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. Secondly, persuasion may come through the hearers, when the speech stirs their emotions. Thirdly, persuasion is effected through the speech itself when we have proved a truth or an apparent truth by means of the persuasive arguments suitable to the case in question.



Ethos is an appeal to authority. It is how well the speaker convinces the audience that he or she is qualified to speak on the particular subject. It can be done in many ways:

By being a notable figure in the field in question, such as a college professor or an executive of a company whose business is that of the subject.

By having a vested interest in a matter, such as the person being related to the subject in question.

By showing impressive logos that shows the audience the speaker is knowledgeable on the topic.



Pathos is an appeal to the audience’s emotions. It can be in the form of metaphor, simile, a passionate delivery, or even a simple claim that a matter is unjust. Pathos can be particularly powerful if used well, but most speeches do not solely rely on pathos. Pathos is most effective when the author connects with an underlying value of the reader.




Logos is logical appeal, and indeed the term logic is derived from it. It is normally used to describe facts and figures that support the speaker's topic. Since data is difficult to manipulate, especially if from a trusted , logos may sway cynical listeners. Having a logos appeal also enhances ethos (see above) because information makes the speaker look knowledgeable and prepared to his audience. However, data can be confusing and thus confuse the audience. Logos can also be misleading or inaccurate.


When all three modes of persuasion are used together, a speaker or writer can create very strong arguments.



Just came across something kinda of funny

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Dontae Clark McCloud quiz

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When people speak of destiny, usually they are talking about a predetermined course in life. It is seen as inevitable to avoid and unchangable. It is seen as the already determined course of actions in one's life. Many people believe destiny is the natural order of life and everyone's desitny is predetermined. But others believe you can change your destiny by choosing different paths in life. Some think that by making different choices in life it will change their destiny but then again it could be that their destiny was to make that other choice. Whether or not your destiny is predetermined it is still caused by the events leading to a certain outcome. That outcome being measured by one's fortunes.


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Hey bro,if you are on here you need to post something up for your portfolio. You don't have much time!!!


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deeroo's poetry




While I was online I thought I might check out the Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. It's useful to point out that while it has been praised by many critics for his insight on comics. The book doesn't seem to have one bad review on it. It will interesting to read a comic book about comic books. The way it's been hyped has peaked my interest even more. So it should be a fun read for me.






I'm back on the wiki again. I still don't know everything there is to know about the wiki but I'm learning a little each day. It's not that bad once you start blogging and interacting with each other. I think this is good way to get to know your classmates and have fun at the same time.






I remember a time when my friends and I could hang out at the ice cream shop but ever since the incident, things haven't been the same. It all started after our little league baseball team the Saint Petersburg Sharks had just won the regionals and were headed to the state finals. We had just arrived at ice cream shop to celebrate. While our parents prepared to order our food, Tom Johanson the owner of the shop came over to our table. No one was ready for what he was about to show us. It was an encased autographed baseball signed by the great Willie Mays. Also inside the case was an one of kind Willie Mays baseball card. We were stunned. It was the perfect way to finish the day and had the guys looking forward to the post season. The next morning while I was heading over to my best friend Sam's house before practice, I noticed Officer Lawrence talking with Mr. Johanson. At the time I thought nothing of it. During the next few days of practice I could that Sam wasn't his usual sharp self. Then on the final practice before the big game Sam finally cracked. He had actually stole Mr. Johanson's Willie Mays baseball. I stayed up all night debating with myself on whether or not to turn Sam in. On top of it all I was still worried about the big game coming up! Over the next few days I didn't get a wink of sleep. I didn't know what to say to Sam, since he was my bestfriend. It was the day before the game and none of us wanted to hang out at the shop for fear of being accused. Things weren't normal now that we weren't able to hang out at the shop. Sam and I were misereable we didn't know what to do. On the day of the game our parents announced we would be eating our pregame meal at the ice cream shop and a sudden fear came over Sam and me. Thats when he knew we would needed to come clean. It was the hardest thing I had ever had to do. When we brought back the baseball we included a card which told Mr. Johanson what happened. He

unwillingly forgave us. Although we lost the state championship game things eventually returned to normal. Sam and I we were just happy to have our shop back.





how the hell do we remix stuff? l0l i remixed someone's paqe, but i think i did it wronq!! are you supposed to copy && paste it to a new paqe or what?? l0l you look like you know what you're doinq, so i'm askinq you.


Yes, copy and paste to a new page and then create a link back to the "source narrative." This way, you have your own space to work, and you can easily refer back to the text you are troping. Today we talked about a lot of easy ways to remix:


a) take the source narrative and tailor to a different audience

b) write a transition between two narratives

c) write the characters of one narrative into the the scene of another narrative.

d) change the genre of a narrative

e) change the scene and setting (cf clueless and Jane Austen's Emma, and the way 10 Things I Hate About You adapts William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew


Everyone sat at the table, anxiously awaiting the orders Commader Burns. Knowone new what to do. There was a lethal assassin on the loose. An Ace fighter pilot who was a master in the art of killing. His name was unknown. Knowbody knew who he was because he had never been shot down. His piloting skills were execellent. The Base Commader placed a $ 1,000,000.00 bounty for anyone who could shot this unknown enemy down. The fighter jet of chocie for this ruthless assassin, a F 22 Raptor superb in stealth air to air combat. As The Commander walked in the room, I looked around at the other guys. Each of them with their own reasons for being here. There was Rick, Chad, and my bestfrined on base Kendrick. His weapon for air combat was an F/A 18 hornet strike fighter jet capable of attacking ground and aerial targets. Me I just loved to fly. There is nothing like that feeling of freedom you get when your in the sky. My fighter was an F 14 tomcat twin engine multi role fighter. I thought about the risk I would be taking going back in the air. I knew he would be asking me to take him up on this mission an it weighed heavily on my mind. I have a family waiting for me back and at home and even though I was the ace amongst the four of us but I was still reluctant about taking a chance. The thought of a rival pilot almost excited me but it still lingered in the back of my mind if I have what it takes to shoot this guy down.


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In this image of a hailstone is an analogy to some kind of explosion or a cloud of smoke. But when you pay close attention to it you can tell its not really a cloud of smoke or an explosion.



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comments/suggestions for Dontae's final project/capstone remix


Dontae, you advance some of the best and most useful definitions of the rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, pathos) on our wiki. I think your project could be a rhetorical analysis of these 3 appeals across the wiki. Where do these appeals appear? Where do they work/not work? Your prose style, as it has emerged here, is well-suited to an analysis of this sort. What do you think?


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