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President Obama's State of the Union Address
In order to receive credit for this optional assignment you must complete it before midnight, February 1st.
President Obama's State of the Union Address airs at 6pm Tuesday, January 25th on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOXNews and C-Span as well as their websites. Additionally you can watch the SOTU at the White House website:
. If you miss the speech live you will be able to watch it at:
. I'll post other sites as they become available.
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In Chapter 12 of larson, the author discusses the 5 pillars of persuasion that are present in classical rhetoric. Please discuss the President's approach to all 5 pillars below:
Which elements of ORGANIZATION stood out for you? Please give specific examples to illustrate:
How did the President use PROOF? Please give specific examples to illustrate:
How CREDIBLE was the President? Please give specific examples to illustrate:
WWhat WORDING choices stood out? Please give specific examples to illustrate:
Which elements of DELIVERY stood out for you? Please give specific examples to illustrate:
When I watched the State of the Union Address I found myself:
agreeing with the President most of the time
agreeing with the President more often than I disagreed
disagreeing with the President more often than I agreed
disagreeing with the President most of the time
Regardless of my personal opinion of the President, I think that in the 2012 election the voters will:
re-elect President Obama
elect a new President
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