An identification with the 1. A. NO CHANGE poorer class led him to B. France; living C. France. Living travel around Britain and D. France, and living France, living on the road among the poorest 2. A. NO CHANGE groups of society. He B. writes about wrote, about these C. wrote, about experiences under the D. wrote about name of George Orwell, partly to protect his family 3. A. NO CHANGE from embarrassment, and B. embarrassment and partly because he had C.embarrassment and, never liked his own name D. embarrassment; and very much. DUE TODAY (3/26) •Persuasive Letters in Business letter format Notes: Propaganda Propaganda: Something that tries to PERSUADE you Why is it important to understand propaganda? •It can be misleading! •People often try to pass their OPINIONS off as FACTS •People often have hidden agendas •Propaganda often tries to keep you from forming your OWN opinions Propaganda often: • Only presents one side of the story; leaves out important information • Uses vague, meaningless words or statistics • Uses strong language, graphic images, or other attention-getting techniques that often EXAGGERATE or MISLEAD • Uses irrelevant emotions or makes illogical connections to persuade you Questions to ask yourself about propaganda: • Is the main purpose to EDUCATE/INFORM or to ENTERTAIN/PERSUADE? • Where is the information coming from? Is this a biased or objective source? • What AREN’T you being told?? • What do statistics and comparisons REALLY mean? Some examples: • 100% of the people I surveyed said that I am THE BEST teacher they know! • 10 people in this class passed the test… Only 5 people in my other class passed. You did twice as well! • This is the best school I’ve ever taught in!
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