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COM 231 Grand canyon Week 1 Assignment

History of Persuasion Essay-Rough Draft

The purpose of this assignment is to show your understanding of the concepts surrounding the genesis of persuasion as a focused area of study among scholars. By analyzing the thoughts of the first and most prominent persuasive theorists, you will be able to build upon a foundation of the laws of thought as they govern all formation of concepts, judgments, and arguments.

It is not possible in the time provided to cover every theory of persuasion from ancient times to present. Therefore, pick one persuasive theorist from Ancients (e.g., Cicero, Plato, Aristotle, Protagoras, Gorgias) and one modern theorist. For each, explain how they understood persuasion and how this would have influenced their communication behaviors. Provide specific illustrations to support the connections you make.

After thoughtfully reading the articles/chapters assigned this week, write a 750-1,000-word rough draft essay in which you do one of the following:

Describe the original understanding of sophistry and contrast that understanding with its common understanding today.

Analyze the role of rhetoric in knowledge (according to the Gorgias). How has this role changed today?

Use the GCU Library to locate at least two additional sources to support your essay.

The rough draft needs to be reviewed by a peer tutor from the Center for Learning and Advancement Writing Center before it is submitted to the instructor. The Writing Center provides free peer tutoring for all GCU students. Book an appointment with a Writing Center tutor for the review of your rough draft. Follow the link for additional information on how to set an appointment with a tutor. Please note that you are required to show evidence that your draft has been reviewed by a Writing Center tutor.

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Use ThinkingStorm if you are unable to book a tutor through the Writing Center because of limitations in the number of tutors who are available for the time that is needed. ThinkingStorm is an external provider of online tutoring. ThinkingStorm is a great option for the times that the Writing Center is not open. ThinkingStorm is free for up to ten hours per year. There are additional charges if you accrue more than ten hours for the year. Follow the link for additional information on how to set an appointment with a tutor. Please note that you are required to show evidence that your draft has been reviewed by a ThinkingStorm tutor.

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Use your instructor if you are unable to book an appointment through the Writing Center or ThinkingStorm. You are not required to show evidence that your draft has been reviewed if it is reviewed by the instructor.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 1 Journal Reflection 1

Each week, you are required to submit a journal entry of a minimum of 150 words, addressing a specified topic.

Topic:

Identify and describe a leader who has had an immense impact on you. Describe that leader’s style and some of the tactics that were particularly persuasive. Craft your response so that it correlates with the Topic 1 text, lectures, and discussions.

GCU style is not required, but solid writing skill is expected.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 2 Journal Reflection 2

Each week, you are required to submit a journal entry of a minimum of 150 words, addressing a specified topic.

Topic:

Give an example of how Maslow’s hierarchy of needs affects persuasion. Explain a personal experience relating to this example. Where do most college students exist on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs? Where do you exist?

GCU style is not required, but solid writing skill is expected.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment History of Persuasion Essay-Final

The purpose of this assignment is to show your understanding of the concepts surrounding the genesis of persuasion as a focused area of study among scholars. By analyzing the thoughts of the first and most prominent persuasive theorists, you will be able to build upon a foundation of the laws of thought as they govern all formation of concepts, judgments, and arguments.

It is not possible in the time provided to cover every theory of persuasion from ancient times to present. Therefore, pick one persuasive theorist from Ancients (e.g., Cicero, Plato, Aristotle, Protagoras, Gorgias) and one modern theorist. For each, explain how they understood persuasion and how this would have influenced their communication behaviors. Provide specific illustrations to support the connections you make.

After thoughtfully reading the articles/chapters assigned last week, write a 750-1,000-word final draft essay in which you do one of the following:

Describe the original understanding of sophistry and contrast that understanding with its common understanding today.

Analyze the role of rhetoric in knowledge (according to the Gorgias). How has this role changed today?

Use the GCU Library to locate at least two additional resources to support your essay.

Apply the feedback you received for your History of Persuasion Essay-Rough Draft to the final draft of your assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Submit the assignment according to the directions provided by the instructor.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment Cognitive Dissonance Essay assignment

Write a 250-500 word essay that analyzes how cognitive dissonance explains the effectiveness of the arguments that you read this week. Use the GCU eLibrary to locate at least two additional resources to support your essay.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 3 Journal Reflection 3

Each week, you are required to submit a journal entry of a minimum of 150 words, addressing a specified topic.

Topic:

Examine the ethical nature of what you read and write. Give examples of discrete unethical writings and blatant aberrations. Are they simple fallacies or outright lies? Have you ever found yourself writing material of a less than ethical standard? Craft your response so that it correlates with the Topic 3 text, lectures, and discussions.

GCU style is not required, but solid writing skill is expected.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 3 Assignment Ethical Issues and Tactics Essay

Write a 250-500-word essay that clearly violates an ethical standard. Explain what ethical standard you violated. What effect do you feel it will have on the audience? Note: Do not be crude, rude, or offensive in this essay. Simply demonstrate your grasp of ethics.

Use the GCU eLibrary to locate at least two additional resources to support your essay.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

Then, rewrite the same essay so it does not violate that ethical standard. Total word count for both essays should not exceed 1,000 words.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 3 Collaborative Learning Community: Artifacts Presention

This is a CLC assignment.

According to Merriam Webster’s online dictionary, an artifact is “something created by humans usually for a practical purpose.” Use this or a similar definition as a framework for selecting an artifact that is subtly persuasive. The artifact may use images and visual effects to induce persuasion. The artifact must include language in the form of written or spoken words.

As a group, determine the effectiveness of the artifact. Using one, some, or all of the ideas we have read or talked about, explain why the message was or was not effective. What ideas could have improved the artifact?

Apply the theories and ideas from the text, readings, and discussions to explain the persuasive nature of the artifact.

Prepare a presentation in a format of your choosing (i.e., PowerPoint, Word, etc.) to show what you learned. It must include at least a title page with each group members’ name; each main point must be clearly identified with supporting evidence; and a clear conclusion and a list of references are required.

You might address some of the following ideas in your presentation:

Describe the audience the message was designed for.

Describe how the artifact qualifies as persuasion under the definitions we talked about.

What theories explain the effectiveness of the artifact?

What theories might be used to improve the effectiveness of the artifact?

Was the artifact written ethically?

How could it be written differently so that it would be ethical?

Make it fun, but informative, showing depth of thought and critical thinking.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 4 Journal Reflection 4

Each week, you are required to submit a journal entry of a minimum of 150 words, addressing a specified topic.

Topic:

Describe how you have seen stories used, the message they conveyed, and the influences they may have had. Craft your response so that it correlates with the Module 4 text, lectures, and discussions.

GCU style is not required, but solid writing skill is expected.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 4 Assignment Essay as Story

Choose an essay from the “COM-231 Essays” resource.

Use the GCU eLibrary to locate at least two additional resources to support your essay.

Write a 250-500-word essay that explains how the essay qualifies as a story. Describe the elements of structure that are present. What does it communicate?

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 5 Reflecting on Family and Identification Paper

In 500 words or less, describe how your family has influenced the way you see the world. This could be a very broad topic, so you will need to narrow your focus to discuss a specific belief, attitude, or behavior.

Draw on class lectures/readings regarding the topic of identification.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

Submit the assignment according to the directions provided by the instructor.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 5 Journal Reflection 5

Each week, you are required to submit a journal entry of a minimum of 150 words, addressing a specified topic.

Topic:

Explain how family references within messages have influenced you. Craft your response so that it correlates with the Topic 5 text, lectures, and discussions.

GCU style is not required, but solid writing skill is expected.

 

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 5 Assignment Identification Essay

In this analysis, your goal is to explain how the concepts of identification and social influence facilitate persuasion in the interpersonal context. In other words, how do the forces at work in interpersonal relationships influence the process of persuasion?

In 500 to 750 words, write an essay focused on explaining how identification and the social influence principles are related in the way they influence persuasive communication.

In the essay, you need to apply the concepts in an analysis of persuasive communication in a piece of media (film, television, novel, etc.) of your choice. Look for media that show interpersonal interactions between multiple characters.

You need to explain how the concepts (identification and social influence) are manifest or expressed in the persuasive communication of the characters in the show, film, book, short story, etc.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. You need to have two to three references (used to clarify the concepts of identification and social influence principles).

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

Submit the assignment to the instructor by the end of Topic 5.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 6 Journal Reflection 6

Each week, you are required to submit a journal entry of a minimum of 150 words, addressing a specified topic.

Topic:

Describe the types and sources of value systems that drive most of your daily decisions and serve as a deterrent to intrusive persuasion. Craft your response so that it correlates with the Topic 6 text, lectures, and discussions.

GCU style is not required, but solid writing skill is expected.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 6 Assignment Value Systems Essay

Choose an essay from the “COM-231 Essays” resource.

Use the GCU eLibrary to locate at least two additional resources to support your essay.

Write a 500-750-word essay that explains the value system it addresses and how it is used or not used as persuasion in decision making and attitudes.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word docCOM 231 Essays

  1. George Orwell: “Politics and the English Language”http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300011h.html#part42
  2. For arguments sake; why do we feel compelled to fight about everything?

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  1. Wasserman “Fan Profanity” Suggested alternate: Wasserman, Howard M., Cheers, Profanity, and Free Speech in College Sportshttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=574165
  2. Luis Poza: “Arguing on the Internet” http://www.blogd.com/archives/001579.html
  3. Alison Olson “the Zenger Case Revisited”http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=3864964&site=ehost-live&scope=site
  4. Nat Hentoff “Expelling Huck Finn”http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/docview/408537066?accountid=7374
  5. James Twitchell But First a Word from our Sponsorhttp://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=9607301973&site=ehost-live&scope=site
  6. Sairra Patel The Media and its representation of Islam and Muslim womenhttp://www.themodernreligion.com/women/w_media.htm
  7. Richard Price A Discourse on the Love of our countryhttp://www.constitution.org/price/price_8.htm
  8. James Ledbetter The Culture Blockadehttp://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=7598230&site=ehost-live&scope=site
  9. Jonathan Weber The Ever-Expanding, Profit-Maximizing, Cultural-Imperialist, WonderfulWorld of Disneyhttp://www.wired.com/wired/archive/10.02/disney.html
  10. Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independencehttp://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html
  11. Emma Goldman Patriotism a menace to libertyhttp://sunsite.berkeley.edu/goldman/Writings/Anarchism/patriotism.html
  12. Leslie Marmon Silko The Border Patrol Statehttp://www.tucsonweekly.com/tw/09-26-96/cover.htm
  13. Henry David Thoreau “Civil Disobedience”http://thoreau.eserver.org/civil1.html
  14. Martin Luther King Jr Letter from Birmingham Jailhttp://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html
  15. Sojourner Truth Ain’t I a woman?http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/sojtruth-woman.asp
  16. Jeff Jacoby Who’s white? Who’s Hispanic? Who cares?http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/docview/405399505?accountid=7374
  17. George Woodcock the tyranny of the clockhttp://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~rrojas/TyrannyofClock.html
  18. Neil Postman Virtual students, digital classroomshttp://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=9510201721&site=ehost-live&scope=site
  19. Anna Quindlen a new look an old battlehttp://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2001/04/08/a-new-look-an-old-battle.html
  20. Bushra Iqbal: “In favor of using sexist and racist language”

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COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 7 Assignment Persuasion Defined Essay

Write a 250-500-word essay that defines persuasion. Use your own words and opinions for this definition. Answer the following questions in your essay: How did you arrive at that definition? What factors contribute to how you are persuaded today?

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

Submit the assignment according to the directions provided by the instructor.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 7 Journal Reflection 7

 

Each week, you are required to submit a journal entry of a minimum of 150 words, addressing a specified topic.

Topic:

Explain how family references within messages have influenced you. Craft your response so that it correlates with the Topic 7 text, lectures, and discussions.

GCU style is not required, but solid writing skill is expected.

 

COM 231 Grand Canyon Week 7 Assignment Collaborative Learning Community: Artifact

This is a CLC assignment.

As a group, select two artifacts for analysis – one not yet used in class.

Find one artifact that has a distinct family reference, value system, or story. Find another artifact that lacks family references, value systems, or a story element.

For the first artifact, show how a family reference, value system, and/or story factored into its persuasive nature. It is possible that your first artifact could have elements of one or all of the elements we are working with. One of the elements may be predominant or there may be a combination.

For the second artifact, rewrite or reconstruct the artifact so that a family reference, value system, or story will make an effective change. In reconstructing your second artifact, it may be possible to include just one of the elements or all three. As a group, use your judgment and attempt to explain and create the persuasion that you need.

Apply the theories and ideas from the Module 4 text, lectures, and discussions to explain the persuasive nature of each artifact.

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation to show your learning. It should include at least 10 slides including a title page with group members’ names, each main point on its own slide with supporting evidence, a conclusion slide, and a reference slide.

You might address some of the following ideas in your presentation:

Describe the audience the message was designed for.

Describe how the artifact qualifies as persuasion under the definitions we talked about.

What theories explain the effectiveness of the artifact?

Is the family reference or value system necessary for persuasion?

Does the artifact qualify as a story according to the Module 4 text, lectures, and discussions?

Does a story form help the artifact?

Would a story form change?

Would family or value systems references make the argument stronger?

Was the artifact written ethically?

How could it be written differently so that it would be ethical?

Make it fun, but informative, showing depth of thought and critical thinking.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.