Chapter 4 Reading Response

Academic Argumentation “Academic argumentation takes place when assertions are presented with supporting evidence o an audience who will agree or disagree but won’t vote or otherwise make a binding decision.” (p. 257 e-text)  Dr. Pullman goes on to...

Reading Response to Chapter 3–Delivery

Dr. Pullman’s discussion in chapter 3 of the text deals with the 5 canons of rhetoric.  This is my favorite chapter and I enjoyed learning about all of them.   The one that I believe I personally resonate with, as coming into the class from beginning, is an...

Reading Response: Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a hugely impactful lesson to be taught and learned in journalism. If a journalist plagiarizes something, it is likely the end of his or her career. Pullman reiterates this idea and applies it to all areas of the workforce or academia, saying “if...

Reading Response: Signs

In reading Chapter 3 in Pullman’s text, I spent a good deal of time reflecting on signs and how we succumb to cognitive biases so frequently when being exposed to heavily persuasive texts such as advertisements. Advertisements tell us far too often who we should...
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