Background: Each and everyday is full of evaluation. Why buy the car? Is buying the car practical? Is this the best car for me? Evaluation is just part of our lives, and we use it to weigh our options. Prompt: Pick one or two of the following topics (Ethos, Logos, Pathos, Authorial Intent, Rhetoric, and/or a logical Fallacy), and discuss at length whether or not they are present in your chosen essay, and how they appear in the author’s writing. Do they disrupt the ultimate message of the essay and/or enhance it? Does their form of argument draw you in or push you away? For this essay you will use A World of Ideas or you can use an essay from http://www.electricliterature.com (Links to an external site.) . If you use the internet one, then you must print it out and write down the citation information because they change all the time. Also, you must use two Victor Valley Library Database sources on ethos, logos, and/or pathos to back up what you are arguing. Audience: A scholarly audience that has studied ethos, logos, and pathos. You are the expert sharing your opinion with other experts, so you are contributing to a larger academic conversation. Usage Errors: Usage errors will impact your grade. Your essay is expected to be nearly free of errors. This includes: Correct spelling and word choice No Sentence Fragments No Run-Together Sentences Basic Subject-Verb Agreement Take the time after you have finished your essay to go over it for last minute grammar and format problems. This is a college class, and errors will negatively affect your grade. DO NOT: – Use contractions – Use “you” – Use colloquial English (slang) DO: – Have a thesis – Have a strong argument – Remember your conclusion – INCLUDE QUOTES – Keep to MLA format – Proofread your essay before you submit it. Format: When in a Word document, your essay will be 3-5 pages in length, so 1000-2000 words using MLA style (12-point Times New Roman font, double spaced, 1” margins).