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Falser Words Were Never Spoken

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Reader beware: inspiring quotations are often fudged.
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Larisa Schumann AsaeliSeems like mis-quoting is rampant in pop culture, too!
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Half Of Interns Are Victims Of This Illegal Act After College. It's Really Not OK.

Half Of Interns Are Victims Of This Illegal Act After College. It's Really Not OK. | In-Class Activites & Discussion | Scoop.it
It's pretty likely your son or daughter is one of them.
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Mary Elizabeth McCulley

Just thought this was an interesting form of argument for example/analysis 
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50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics

50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics | In-Class Activites & Discussion | Scoop.it
It’s impossible to comprehend complex data or analyze large amounts of information, if we only use words or texts. Information graphics or better known as infographics are visual explanation of data, information or knowledge.
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From Jay Jay Stroup (fb):

I just found this site that has 50 different examples of infographics (it's a nice variety of topics). Thought I'd share.
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8 Things Competitive Debate Taught Me That College Didn’t

8 Things Competitive Debate Taught Me That College Didn’t | In-Class Activites & Discussion | Scoop.it
6. Your Ability To Listen Matters More Than Your Ability To Speak.
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Daily Kos: STUNNING: Comparing U.S. & World Covers for TIME Magazine

Daily Kos: STUNNING: Comparing U.S. & World Covers for TIME Magazine | In-Class Activites & Discussion | Scoop.it
Each week, TIME Magazine designs covers for four markets: the U.S., Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. Often, America's cover is quite, well – different. This week offers a stark example.

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Charlotte Hogg Interesting class discussion here! 
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When Spell-Check Can't Help

When Spell-Check Can't Help | In-Class Activites & Discussion | Scoop.it
Our latest roundup of homophone problems includes a number of very familiar entries. Sharp-eyed readers catch them; we should, too.
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JayJay Stroup

You could probably turn this article into an in-class activity for editing/revision. 

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What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion - Conor Neill

What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion - Conor Neill | In-Class Activites & Discussion | Scoop.it
Imagine you are one of the world’s greatest violin players, and you decide to conduct an experiment: play inside a subway station and see if anyone stops to appreciate when you are stripped of a concert hall and name recognition.
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from Sarah Zoe Pike (fb):

Just watched this and I'm a fan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2dEuMFR8kw

There's some nice discussion of ethos/logos/pathos in here byway of narrative and visuals besides just using advertisements or speeches (what I often use to launch into discussions on rhetorical appeals).
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Man Gets Ticket For Not Riding In Bike Lane, Films Himself Crashing Into Things In Bike Lanes. - Unlooker.com

Man Gets Ticket For Not Riding In Bike Lane, Films Himself Crashing Into Things In Bike Lanes. - Unlooker.com | In-Class Activites & Discussion | Scoop.it
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From David Isaksen:How is this for a good example of civic rhetoric or rhetorical interventions? 
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