“The Story of Bottled Water” is a 10-minute video that illustrates the concept of “manufactured need.” In other words, our economy is based on corporations (in fashion, tech, industrialized food, among others) convincing consumers to buy things we don’t need.
To make her point, Annie Leonard employs the same persuasive techniques you are using in essay 3. She uses personal experience, facts, statistics, examples, and expert opinion to support her point of view. Of course, Schlosser uses the same types of evidence throughout Fast Food Nation.
To receive credit: Look at the video once (maybe twice) and provide an example of each of the five categories above. Your answer can be in list form. What is important is that you recognize the different kinds of support so you can use them in your essay.