Worksheet for Appeals to Logos, Pathos, and Ethos in Cowspiracy
Read the questions before you watch the film. Answer each question in paragraph form. Your responses should be complete and comprehensive, demonstrating that you paid attention to the film and thought about what was shown on the screen. Incorporate the question in each response. Be sure to use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
1. Briefly describe what the film is about and the position that it advocates.
2. List six facts described in the film that impressed you and explain how each fact relates to the film's argument, or claim.
3. How did the filmmakers try to convince you of the position that the film supports? Look for appeals to logic, emotion, and authority (logos, pathos, ethos)
4. Did any of the reasoning given in support of the position advocated by the film seem to be weak or misleading? If so, describe the concept put forward in the film and why you thought the reasoning was flawed.
5. Listen to the music and as you watch the film, look for cinematic techniques used in presenting particular scenes which were designed to appeal to the viewer's emotions (pathos) and to encourage the viewer to agree with the position advocated by the film without reliance upon fact, logical argument (logos), or authority (ethos).