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Moderated by: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication, MIT

Of the three rhetorical appeals, logos can be the most difficult for students to analyze fully or develop effectively. In large part, this difficulty stems from the fact that most arguments do not fully spell out their logic; as Aristotle noted, rhetorical persuasion uses enthymemes that elide some of the premises on which the full argument rests. This workshop will delve into tools from contemporary rhetorical theory—argumentation schemes, Toulmin structures, persuasive definitions, and constitutive metaphors—that can help students identify the elements of enthymemes, recognize elided premises, and ask appropriate critical questions about the soundness of the logic.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Breakfast will be available at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Printouts of presentation slides are available upon request.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.

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