Exercise 1


Rhetoric is currently defined as the studying the technique of using language effectively (1). Rhetoric is how people are able to commutate with one another in the must effective manner by presenting themselves in a certain way or conveying their point in a particular manner.

Rhetoric has been used many times in my life when asking my mother for anything when I was growing up. The way in which I would ask and the demeanor I presented myself in was very important if I wanted a yes. "Rhetoric has been used and miss used constantly over the course of history to the extent that today it is miss understood by most people"(1).  This quote particular means something to me as I personally didn't know what rhetoric even remotely meant before watching In Defense of Rhetoric. I had even gone on to ask my roommates what they thought rhetoric meant and know of them were able to answer. I believe this quote to be true as up until now. The major part of this exercise that suck with me was the use of the three concepts, like logos, ethos, and pathos, to explain the meaning of rhetoric (2).


  1. ClemsonEnglish. “In Defense of Rhetoric Video.flv.” YouTube, YouTube, 27 June 2011, www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYMUCz9bHAs&feature=youtu.be&hd=1.
  2. “Welcome to the Purdue OWL.” Purdue OWL: The Rhetorical Situation, owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/625/3/.




Hello, my name is Kirby Toussaint and this I the mypage I created. Over the past few months as I created this page that brought different aspects of healthcare together and seemed difficult to find the overarching theme. Ultimately I found that it had been looking be in the face the whole time as my writing had a similar underlying message. This mypage focuses on my interest on the need for change the medical field. This change being that we must be more proactive in healthcare by building a stronger bond between doctors and patients as well as putting more of the patients control in their own hands.

From my first paper I believed that mistakes in the medical field can have drastic consequences because of minor errors and miss communications. Millions of people have been negatively affected by this and i personally fall under this category. At the end of the day it isn’t one specific person fault but really the lack of reform to do change these problems. These site shows how I believe that it is possible for a positive change to happen and help create a better healthcare system.

This sites is based on the idea that health shouldn’t be something we just take care of at hospital and with our doctors. The best way to maintain a good quality of health is by being proactive instead of reactive. To do that we can no longer rely only on or doctors and caregivers. True health can be reached by making personal choices to better ourselves along with the aid from hospitals and clinics.

Thought out this site it can be seen ways that people can take their health into their own hands in a number of ways. Along with this, how we can help with the health of others around. Many people are afraid to help others that battle continuous illness and don't know where to start. In the one of my papers and my PSA i focused on one of these major problems, mental illness. Many Americans today face a daily struggle with this illness as 1 in 5 adults have a mental issue. This is a growing problem that many people face alone because of the lack of awareness and understanding of the issues it causes. When I first started researching this i was very unclear on what the actually issues was with mental health and didn’t know that there so many numerous forms of it. After educating myself on the topic I found it to be something very important to maintain health. A health body starts with a health mind. Many conditions that must Americans have stemmed from a mental illness. The problem is that the stigma around mental illness is very negative and people with it are seen as crazy and incurable. That why this site is focused on education people that health is a continuous battle that can be won through personal care and awareness.