Published in the October 24, 2014 Noozhawk. More than 2,000 years ago, in The Art of Rhetoric, Aristotle outlined “The Rhetorical Triangle”— Ethos, Pathos and Logos. These were, he said, the best methods to persuade an audience: Through the credibility of the speaker or writer (Ethos), by an appeal to the emotions (Pathos) or by […]

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Published in the October 23, 2014 Santa Maria Times. I have written about the importance of writing and how local students are often lacking in writing skills. Numerous studies have been done, much time and effort spent trying to determine how students can improve in this subject, which is so critical to their future success. […]

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