1. How do the strategies of persuasion differ in these two passages? Explain these differences in terms of targeted audience, original genre, writer’s purpose, and writer’s angle of vision.
2. How would you describe the writer’s style in each? What is the purpose of each, and how does the author achieve the aims of the argument?
3. How effective would either argument be for readers outside the intended audience? What changes would Reverend Ball’s argument require to be effective outside a Christian religious context? What information would help the Sierra Club’s argument work outside the context of an environmentalist group?
Consider starting your post with a quick introduction of the text you are responding to (mention it by author and title) and consider giving a very brief summary (just a sentence or two). Then, after you've situated your reader, respond to one of the three questions with a clear, specific answer.
Use examples from the reading(s) to support your answer.
Cite your references to the texts with both in-text and reference citations that conform to APA standards.