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ENG102 First-Year Composition (Witzke)

Rogerian Approach

In the Rogerian approach, the writer finds common ground with opponents of the argument. By finding a point on which both parties can agree, the writer is more likely to persuade the reader.

A Rogerian argument:

  • introduces a topic
  • summarizes the opposing viewpoint, respectfully and within context
  • addresses the common ground between diverse points of view
  • state's the writer's position, within context
  • summarizes by suggesting compromise or showing how diverse approaches complement one another

Ethos, Logos, and Pathos - Oh, My!


Ethos, Logos, Pathos (1) from Ms. Cassandra IHSL on Vimeo.

Students of International High School at Lafayette, Brooklyn, NY explain three persuasive approaches in this amusing video.



Logical Fallacies

Logical fallacies are errors in reasoning that undermine an argument. Such as. . .


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