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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Too Good to Be True: Truth in Advertising

At Alphaila, Dario D. has posted a fantastic photo comparison of fast food burgers (and tacos) versus their advertised ideals. I would have laughed, but unfortunately I've been face to face with these same atrocities.

What to do with this site? Use it in conjunction with my previous post As Seen on TV: Media Messages UnMasked from my Teach with Picture Books blog. That post discusses how advertising's main purpose is to persuade consumers; it persuades them to think a certain way, act a certain way, and buy a certain product. And it's not always 100% truthful.

If you teach persuasive writing or critical thinking, definitely give these resources a look.


iamjenai said...

lol that was funny! i was told in advertisements they sometimes use clay for bigger and better look.

btw, thanks for stopping by my blog and im your newest follower!

happy tuesday!

Keith Schoch said...

Clay, huh? Yeah, well, I've eaten some burgers where clay would have been an improvement.

Thanks for following.

I'll try to be follow-worthy.

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

New follower. You almost (not quite) but almost make me want to go back to the classroom, but I'm too happily retired. Great blogs!

Keith Schoch said...

Retirement? Wow, that's more enticing than any burger!

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