In <Candidate’s First and Last Name>’s answers at the <first/second/third> 2016 <presidential/vice presidential> debate on <month, day=””> the candidate to be making the argument that…/explains how…/explains that…/explains why…/talks about why… and how…/summarizes the idea that…/is trying to get the point across that…/discusses how…/states that…>
 
<Candidate’s Last Name> uses ethos to support <his/her> claim at the <specific time stamp from the video> minute of the debate when <he/she> states, “<Transcribe a sentence or two from the debate your are analyzing.>” <This sentence establishes/These sentences establish> <his/her> credibility <as/because/in that…> <she/he> <shows/explains/suggests…> that <In one or two sentences specifically explain how this candidate’s experience or position makes him or her a reliable source for this information.>
 
<Candidate’s Last Name> uses pathos at the <specific time stamp from the video> of the debate when <he/she> says, “<Transcribe a sentence or two from the debate that you are analyzing.>” This is basically saying <In one or two sentences, re-state the quotation in your own words.> This uses pathos <for it seems…/because…/in that…/as…> most voters would feel <adjective expressing a strong emotion>, thinking about <Summarize what the candidate describes that would probably bring out this feeling in a voter.> This makes viewers <adjective to describe a feeling>. and it might make them want to <Describe a response most people would have.>
 
<Candidate’s Last Name> uses logos to support <his/her> claim at the <specific time stamp in the video> minute when s/he says, “<Transcribe a sentence or two from the debate you are analyzing.>” This is basically saying that <In one or two sentences, re-state the quotation in your own words.>  <Add a sentence or two more saying exactly what these facts are intended to make the voter understand.>
 
Most people listening to this debate would <completely/mostly/only half/partially> <agree/disagree> with <Candidate>’s point of view.  If you’ve ever <Describe an experience or position — an ethos reason — that would make most people agree or disagree with the candidate.> The fact that the author addresses <Re-state the author’s experience that provides his or her ethos reason.> This helped show <Explain exactly why this experience demonstrates what it does to most voters.>
 
<Candidate’s Last Name> is convincing when <he/she> says that <Re-state the candidate’s main claim in his/her answers at the debate.> However, <his/her> argument would have been stronger if <he/she> had <Describe what else the candidate might have included — either logos-facts or pathos-emotional appeal — that seem to be missing.> Overall, <Candidate’s First and Last Name> argument is <mostly, barely, completely, not at all> effective.

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