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A reasonable outcome that can be predicted based on one's own knowledge combined with information obtained from the text. Not always directly stated.
Devices of Persuasion
Stratergies that a writer uses to convince a reader of something (eg. Bandwagon, testimonial, plain folks, emotional words).
Devices of Persuasion - Bandwagon
Suggests that one should do or believe something because everyone is doing it.
Devices of Persuasion - Testimonial
An expert or famous person gives a persona; "testimony" about a prodict or idea.
Devices of Persuasion - Plain Folks
Ordinary people are often used to persuade others; the thinking behind this technique is that people tend to believe others who seem to be similar to themselves.
Devices of Persuasion - Emotional Words
Uses words that appeal to a person's emotions rather than to his/her ability to reason. (Sometimes these words are so general that they are meaningless.)
An illustration of quantity or amount and how it relates to another variable (eg. Bar graph, circle graph, line graph).
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