This forum has two parts.
Obama, Barack. “The American Promise.” American Rhetoric. n.d. Web. Jan. 6, 2012.
Reagan, Ronald. “Acceptance of Republican Nomination for President at the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit, Michigan.” American Experience. PBS. WGBH Educational Foundation. n.d. Web. Jan. 6, 2012.
Recall the two presidential speeches that were given by both President Obama and President Reagan, respectively. Note that these two presidents used the Rogerian method of argumentation to not only win over those who agreed with their viewpoints, but also to win over those who held different views.
Think about a national or international issue that matters to you and write your own speech for that issue, using the Rogerian style of argumentation. How would you win over the other side? You don’t need to use citations, but please do not create statistics or ‘facts.’ You might also find this video on the Rogerian form helpful:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9knvRXU8zQ&feature=youtu.be.
Please note that you have the option of having the text of the video appear if you check the CC icon at the bottom of the screen. Does your speech follow the pattern generally?
Next, consider the following. During week seven, you are creating an argument using the Rogerian method. Have you used this style of argumentation before in your studies or career (either verbally or in past writing assignments/projects)? Will you use it in the future? Why or why not?
In your response to your classmates, comment on the persuasiveness of your classmate’s speech – do not comment on whether or not you agree with the issue. Did this student follow the Rogerian format? Why or why not?