In English class earlier this week, I introduced persuasive writing to my students. On the board I wrote
and I said, "These are the three types of arguments. Can anyone guess what the words mean?"
Lui, one of my delights in this class, called out, "Dirty, nasty, and ugly!"
"What?" I asked as the students and I looked at him.
He grinned and replied, "That's the kind of arguments I do!"