How do arguments based on emotion work in different media? Are such arguments more or less effective in books, articles, television (both news and entertainment shows), films, brochures, magazines, email, websites, the theater, street protests, blogs, social media sites (be specific) and so on? Read your textbook (chapter 2 of EEA) and become familiar with what emotional appeals entail. You may use your textbook as one of your sources.
For this assignment, CHOOSE ONE option:
Option 1: Explore how a single medium handles emotional appeals. Consider the medium’s audience. Look at what works, what does not. Take a stance and be persuasive; tell why the medium’s emotional appeals do/do not work.
Option 2: Compare two different forms of media, and how each medium handles emotional appeals. Do not take a stance here, but present both sides of the media so that the readers can make an educated decision on which of the two media handles emotional appeals better. Your goal is to make an equal presentation of both media – do not be persuasive here.
Make sure you have an introduction with a thesis statement, 3-6 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Give clear, concrete examples. Cite your sources in-text. Make sure you include a works cited page. Use a minimum of 3 sources and cite your work in-text and on the works cited page; you may quote and/or use paraphrases for source material, but make sure your own ideas and insights are evident in your writing. Cite per MLA guidelines. Spell check and proofread for grammar and punctuation.
Length: 3 pages double spaced text – 12 point Times New Roman font.