Get Football Out Of Our Universities By Steven Salzburg

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In the article, Get Football Out Of Our Universities, Steven Salzburg’s intention in writing this article is to persuade the audience into agreeing with his beliefs. The writer writes about his views on college football in universities. The author uses harsh diction to exemplify his negative feeling towards the combination of education and football in universities. Steven Salzburg’s article explains how college football leads to a lack of leverage over other countries due to universities absence of focus on education. In his article, he clarifies how universities spend excessive amounts of money on football rather than education. With the use of figurative language, the author attempts to change the reader’s beliefs and show a new perspective. …show more content…
Steven Salzburg writes this article when college football is over, which shows his incorporation of kairos to persuade his audience. His timeliness plays a huge role in the author’s purpose and persuasive techniques. The author purposely writes this piece after football season which he explains in the first three sentences. This article was written directly after the super bowl and after the hype of football to allow the audience to correctly judge the situation. This topic is very relevant in our world currently as United States citizens invest a substantial amount of time and money towards football. The author writes how Americans “spend so much money and time on football” and due to football consuming a massive amount of money “academic departments are cutting faculty and staff” (Salzburg 3). This issue is a current problem that harms the academic performance of students, which is the reason people go to college. Students attend college for academic purposes, but instead of spending money for academic purposes, those funds are given to the football program. Through the author’s use of kairos, he successfully persuades the reader to agree with him. In the reading, the author incorporates a logical appeal as well as …show more content…
Through his appeal to logic, timeliness, and his use of metaphors, he shows the reader how college football can be detrimental to the success of education in the United States. In his article, the narrator includes that “he loves sports” and “played them his entire life” to ensure readers that he is not just a hater of sports that never played (Salzburg 2). However, he deliberately states this to appeal directly to sports players and football fans. The author adequately writes a persuasive article that incorporates many literary techniques. Steven Salzburg persuades his audience to believe and absorb his position on football in

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