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Elements are important to presenting a successful persuasive argument

There are two parts

Part 1:

Describe Ethos, Logos, and Pathos and explain why these elements are important to presenting a successful persuasive argument.
Part 2:

Using the ECPI Online Library database “Opposing Viewpoints” or the online site “ProCon.org” – find a topic/issue of interest to you, read both sides of the argument and then summarize the elements of ethos, logos, and pathos presented.
Do you have to have all three elements (ethos, logos and pathos) in order for an argument to be persuasive? Why or why not?
Does a speaker need to change an audience’s members mind completely in order to be successful at persuasion? Why or why not?
*Make sure to format any source material you used in APA format.*


Sample Solution

The state owned railway companies, slowly but surely, forced by the circumstances, were obliged to come up with new forms of organization in order to cope with the new emerging industry trends to avoid being taken by surprise by, what it seemed like ,the new wind of change.

Prior to such changes, the majority of state owned railway companies were following custom build organizational forms that included both infrastructure and train transportation services financed by governments in a package deal but after the new international norms for railway transportation were redefined in 1993 , the railways companies were forced to adapt a unique organizational system which stated that the infrastructure, passenger transportation and cargo transportation must be separate autonomous branches of one big pyramid-like structure characterizing the new railway regime.

The new international railway laws that entered into force in 1993, together with the idea of improving the efficiency, quality of services and customer satisfaction were some of the key factors that influenced the entrance on the railway market of a new type of operator that acted independently from the state railway company having its own buildings, personnel, and financing resources, marking the beginning of a new and more sophisticated railway transportation era.

This idea of allowing a private operator to develop its activity in the presence of the state’s national company was a revolutionary success as in a short period of time the private operators managed to bring more quality in the transportation service with the implementation of ultra modernized trains and locomotives that were by far superior to those used by the state and thus, offered better quality to passengers for prices just a slight higher than the ones charged by the national railway.