Name: Professor: Unit code: Date: Reading Response Summary of the main theme In my understanding I think the main theme is interpretation and over-interpretation of a set of words. These are the limits of interpretation of a set of the word. A text or speech may have a different meaning. The interpretation of words depends on the intention of the author or the speaker and the intention of the audience. The author of a text or a speaker may try to pass certain information to the audience. The author in turn increase persuasion in politics. This brings about another question which is worth asking is how does clarity improve the art of political persuasion? This question is very important because it shows how being clear and unambiguous allows the real meaning of the speaker to reach the target audience. The third question to as is what should a speaker do the audience misinterpret his or her statement? The question will help the speaker to come up with strategies to take if the audience misunderstood his or her speech. [...]
your response should (1) summarize your understanding of the main theme of the reading, as well as the thinking presented in each of its main sections to support that theme (you should summarize these understandings, in your own words, as generalizations or abstract claims; you should not include full-sentence quotes, nor recite the details or facts used to illustrate the larger claims, at least not at first, when you merely are summarizing the main theme and structure of the argument), (2) discuss at some length, and in your own words, the value, significance, or limits of the main arguments in the reading, and (3) list three probing or thoughtful questions (not just technical uncertainties about the meanings of terms, for example) that a person or community could actively raise in response to the reading, specifically about the art or practices of persuasion in politics. In other words, these should be questions that linger in the mind and can support thoughtful reflection even after you have adequately understood what the article says or suggests. Each of these three components in your response should be presented in its own section, marked by a descriptive heading or title.