1. What are the major parts of an argumentative research paper? Using one of the resources from the Course Readings, provide an example of an outline for an argument. How is the author communicating key ideas? How does the reader know that the author is credible and is a trustworthy source?
2. Persuasive presenters have several traits in common. Browse through TED talks http://www.ted.com/talks or American Rhetoric Website at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/ to find notable speakers who demonstrate strong communication traits. Compare and contrast the ways these speakers meaningfully communicate ideas to their audiences. Include the URL link of the speaker you choose to write about. In a short paragraph, respond to a classmate’s post, indicating whether you agree or disagree with his or her choice, and why.