||Explanation of Resource
||This learning module “provides instruction in creating and presenting a persuasive
speech. Specifically, different organizational patterns will be provided to the students.
Students will go through guided activities that will give them the background and
application of the organizational patterns.”
||Speech Gems, a company specializing in communication tools, gives a quick summary
of persuasive speaking techniques.
|Benefits of Pro/Con.org
||Using controversial issues to teach critical thinking.
|Ethos, Logos, and Pathos
||Review these key persuasive concepts from Aristotle.
|Influence at Work
||Provides an in-depth but readable introduction to social influence, persuasion, and
||Professor Aaron Delwiche’s site that focuses on propaganda techniques, with examples
from World War II as well as more contemporary applications.
|Argumentation and Critical Thinking
||An interactive tutorial with tests developed by Jay VerLinden, professor of communication
at Humboldt state University.
|Stephen’s Guide to the Logical Fallacies
||Professor Steven Downes’ “fallacies online” site, with extensive information on critical
thinking, logic, and fallacies.
|The Fallacy Files
||An interactive site containing an extensive collection of fallacies and bad argument,
with definitions and examples
||Dr. Michael C. Labossiere presents explanations and examples of 42 errors in reasoning.
|Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
||Robert Harris’ site provides a review of rhetorical devices and examples of them.
|American Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
||This American Rhetoric sites builds on Robert Harris’ site and also provides examples
from television, movies, and speeches.