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Ethos, Logos, and Pathos

Ethos, Logos, and Pathos

Author: Jana Bernhardt

By the end of the lesson, students will have a grasp on why rhetoric appeals are used and how to differentiate between the three appeals. Students should also begin to understand how all three can be used in different situations or in conjunction with one another. 

A quick run down of the why behind Ethos, Logos, and Pathos. Includes an overview of each rhetoric appeal and examples. 

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Before we even get into what ethos, logos, and pathos are, look at the image above. Try to determine what each word could possibly mean. On your notes page, write down your guess on the left hand side. 

So... what are Ethos, Logos, and Pathos?

Before you go...

Make sure you come to class tomorrow with notes from the video. You should take the quiz associated with this tutorial - it's only three questions! 

A piece of candy for every person who is able to find and bring an example of at least one of the three rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos) being used in real life.