Persuasive Strategies in Mary Fisher’s “A Whisper of AIDS”

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Evaluate: Persuasive Strategies in Mary Fisher’s “A Whisper of AIDS”

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Purpose: To understand and analyze the effective use of persuasive strategies in a persuasive speech.

Task: Identify and summarize the persuasive strategies from Mary Fisher’s speech “A Whisper of AIDS.” Identify 2-3 persuasive strategies Fisher used that you have also learned from Chapter 9 in The Speaker’s Primer and module materials. Along with identifying the strategies, provide examples from Fisher’s speech of those strategies.

Criteria: To earn full credit for this assignment, students must submit a discussion post that identifies two to three persuasive strategies and examples of those strategies. Students must provide feedback on two of their peer’s discussion posts that include constructive reinforcement about their peer’s ideas or provide a different strategy suggestion. This activity is worth 5 points towards participation.



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