Ethos, Pathos, Logos, And Learning Instructions In Writing

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Reflective Self-Assessment The focus of WRTG 3030 was to convey learning objectives, such as primary rhetorical considerations, medium and performance considerations, audience considerations, genre considerations, information literacy, reasoning and argument, the writing process, and writing mechanics. Comprehensively these goals each have some value for a technical writer. Each of the considerations within the learning objectives revolve around the writer’s agenda. This agenda is displayed to a targeted audience through any number of mediums, which can host a myriad of genres. Whether or not that targeted audience is receptive to that message is dependent on the quality of the rhetoric, which is composed of the aforementioned elements …show more content…
All this being said, I have seen my writing ability get objectively better through the observation and study of each of these points. The application of ethos, pathos, and logos was something on which I focused a great deal throughout the semester. Rhetorically considering a stance in which I could sell my ideas through the use of logos and pathos was probably the strongest aspect of my writing at the beginning of the class. On the other hand, the act of establishing my ethos and selling myself as a reliable and appealing character for the audience was a feature of my writing in which I struggled. As of right now It still is not the strongest aspect of my writing, but it has gotten …show more content…
It is that cut and dry. Each and every assignment that I completed this semester furthered my understanding of this concept. Every paper that I have written or will ever write consists of me and my ability to convince its audience that the idea I am presenting is correct. This means there are two things more important than everything else when it comes to writing these papers. The first thing is identifying the purpose of my paper. If I cannot determine my papers desired effect, then my audience won’t be able to react in the appropriate way. It is for this purpose that discovering my goal and tailoring every sentence in my paper to achieve that goal is critical for my success. The second and in all likelihood the most important thing is to understand the audience. Tailoring a paper to achieve an objective is only possible if you know how to persuade your document’s audience. By knowing your audience, you can flush-out the methods in which you may fashion your document, and achieve your goal. I require more practice with both of these points, but WRTG 3030 has provided me with a start. Moving forwards, I plan on assigning a purpose for each word that I write, as well as delving deeper into the motivations and goals of those to whom I write. Hopefully, this will continue to allow my writing ability to

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