Why Our Memory Fails Us Anylsis

Thesis statement: In the New York Times article,” “Why Our Memory Fails Us” by Christopher F. Chabris and Daniel J. Simons, both authors us the aspects of the rhetorical triangle (logos, pathos, and ethos) in a unique way- by providing a unique out-take of their writing. Professors Chabris and Simons used logos by examining the messaging and arguments presented, logical reasoning, pathos rhetoric provide different perspectives by their experiences showcased throw emotions, ethos can be defined as the appeal to the tone of the article- making the speech within the work more reliable or credible. Therefore, the rhetorical themes are exposed in different examples through this article. (good points all, but your thesis needs something that you can prove; you are making more of a summary here than a thesis statement!) 

Chabris and Simmons use ethos as a way to present an explained of fallacies told through our memory. An example of ethos came up when they discussed the Dr. Tyson recollection of a quote he took from former President Bush. Dr. Tyson relayed mostly on notes written and public discourse. This mixture is detrimental to the accuracy of a writer. How the public reacts to any situation, whether is positive or negative, they most report exactly what transpired; ultimately, they are defying the code of ethics “We have an abstract understanding that people can remember the same event differently,” and Chabris and Simmons. Ethos is also reflected in the case of Hillary Clinton’s trip to Bosnia. As First Lady, she ditched the welcome ceremony as she evaded a sniper attack on her way onto her plane. Her memory made a distant connection to an attack that transpired nearby, but this tragedy wasn’t near her, therefore, and her life wasn’t at risk.

Chabris and Simmons also use pathos as a way to represent how an audience feels or experiences a message. They used an example of former President Bush. He gave a tribute to the lost astronauts in the Columbus space explosion. Bush, in his speech, mentioned God several times through his emotional speech. This, therefore, creates (created) Use consistent tenses!) an emotional connection with not only those involved but also to the millions of people listening in. try not to end sentences with a preposition

Logos is reflected as a way for Chabris and Simmons to present an argument. They mention that the sometimes our confidence can over barrel our memory; (not sure what you mean here?) by recalling certain events that may or may not have happened quite the way we should preserve them. “we remember them.They said, “we then rely on confidence as a signal of accuracy — in ourselves and in others.”

In summary, the three areas of analysis, logos, ethos, and pathos are a unique way to analyze an article from a different perspective. I help you view the writers work with a lens you didn’t know you had.(not clear to me?)This article’s structure has arguments that create a pathway for the readers to approach the content. Lastly, both psychology professors Christopher F. Chabris and Daniel J. Simmons (you could take these names out to condense your post) did a tremendous job at applying these methods of analysis. The top three Editors’ Picks comments contributed a significant outlook on for what the readers.  were able to take from it. One of the top comments went into greater detail on Chabris and Simmons article by sharing their own personal opinions by saying, “negative experience to active malice instead of an honest mistake. However, it’s far more often a mistake.” The comment section is a great way for other readers to participate in an intellectual debate on the topic. Logos and Ethos were seen the most, as many comments provide evidence to their claims. I like the way the New York Times ranked comment section, especially have Dr. Neil Tyson with the top comment since he is mentioned in the article. Although, this can also be a negative aspect because the more conventional will be shown at the top.

Hi Keenan,  Overall fairly good writing and decent analysis. You went quite a bit over the word limit and I would suggest removing all unnecessary words.  I enjoyed reading your post. Take note of your thesis statement and review the lessons on writing thesis. Keep up the good work and practice!