Summary Of Bernard Roth's The Achievement Habit
To begin, although Roth does not directly appeal to logos in the text, he mentions design thinking, a multi step technique for breaking through walls and overcoming excuses, as designed by David Kelley at Stanford. …show more content…
Dr. Roth would consider these goooood reasons that are invalid; however, it is important to empathize with others in situations like these. With situations like these, it is the responsibility of the student to proactive, tell the truth, and withstand the consequences. Essentially, the student should find a “happy medium” between their mental state and their ability to push on and continue to strive for success.
All in all, Roth is very convincing in his argument for everyday excuses. However, some excuses should be the exception; in times of hardship, one must face their issue head on, and sometimes that requires setting aside school or work. Through rhetorical analysis, one can recognize how strong Roth’s argument truly is; that there should be no room for reasons in daily