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Course 1504: PSS - Persuasive Scoring Scheme

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Course 1504: PSS - Persuasive Scoring Scheme

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The Persuasive Scoring Scheme (PSS) assesses the structure of a persuasive argument using a scoring rubric consisting of the essential characteristics of a coherent persuasive argument. These characteristics include: issue identification, supporting reasons, other point of view, compromises, conclusion, cohesion, and effectiveness. Learn how to score language transcripts for PSS using SALT and how to compare PSS scores from an individual sample to scores from samples selected from the Persuasion reference database.

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The Persuasive Scoring Scheme (PSS) assesses the structure of a persuasive argument using a scoring rubric consisting of the essential characteristics of a coherent persuasive argument. These characteristics include: issue identification, supporting reasons, other point of view, compromises, conclusion, cohesion, and effectiveness. Learn how to score language transcripts for PSS using SALT and how to compare PSS scores from an individual sample to scores from samples selected from the Persuasion reference database.

Level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1.5 hours

Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the Persuasive Scoring Scheme and how it is used to assess a persuasive argument.
  • Score a language sample for PSS following the PSS scoring rules.
  • Use SALT software to insert PSS scores.
  • Use SALT software to compare PSS scores to samples selected from the SALT Persuasion reference database.
  • Any copy of the SALT 16 software, including SALT Clinical, SALT Student, SALT Research, or SALT Instructional.
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