Practical tools for the composition classroom, the scenarios dramatize rhetorical issues; engage students in conversations informed by competing interests; emphasize collaboration; offer flexible sequenced activities and varied readings; and prepare students for academic writing projects.
The "scenarios" approach engages students in rhetorical work focused on real-life situations, on contemporary issues that are relevant to their everyday lives.
Essays are usually written in a formal format. Avoid slang terms and a lot of unnecessary words. Keep things precise and use proper spelling and grammar. People do not like to read essays with words misspelled. It is distracting and it reflects on your writing skills. If you write with proper spelling, correct grammar and are able to get your points across in a precise and convincing manner, you have the makings for an excellent rhetorical essay.
In this essay I will evaluate the rhetorical effectiveness of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous speech and show that his speech is a successful argument for the United States of America.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, rhetorical is defined as the concerned with the art of speaking or writing formally and effectively to persuade or influence people....
Lynch, Cold Comfort
Taking Action: Persuading the City Council
Asking the Right Questions
Constructing a Collaborative Text
Speaking Your Piece: Making an Oral Presentation to the City Council
From Written Preparation to Public Speaking • Speaking at the Open City Council Meeting
Individual Writing: Essay Options
The Informative Essay • The Persuasive Essay • The Analytic Essay 7.
In the essay I argued about the importance of keeping traditions for immigrants and I assumed that it was suitable for philosophy class but now, by rereading and analyzing it I can see how the rhetorical choices I’ve made...
Craig Sautter, Standing up to Violence
Taking Action: Your Written Appeal to the Governing Council
Asking the Right Questions • Constructing a Collaborative Text
Speaking Your Piece: Presenting Your Ideas to the Council
From Written Preparation to Public Speaking • Speaking in Front of the Council
Individual Writing: Essay Options
The Informative Essay • The Evaluation Essay • The Analytic Essay • The Proposal Essay 6.
Many of the situations exemplified in the scenarios suggest service-learning projects; this appendix provides useful advice to students for using their improved analytical and communication skills to the benefit of their communities.
Rhetorical device: rhetorical question
"Has Great Britain any enemy in this quarter of the world..."
"No sir, she has none."
This passage helps build pathos by evoking fear.
"to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have long been forging." The imagery here continues the slave/freedom motif and helps develop pathos.
Opposing Arguments and refutation
Here, Henry responds to opposing arguments in favor of continuing to argue with the British.
Comprising Part One of the book, these chapters cover such topics as the rhetorical situation, writing processes, critical reading and thinking, public discourse and discourse communities, the aims of writing, rhetorical strategies, rhetorical appeals, and research.
:"This online rhetoric, provided by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University, is a guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric. . . .This site is intended to help beginners, as well as experts, make sense of rhetoric, both on the small scale (definitions and examples of specific terms) and on the large scale (the purposes of rhetoric, the patterns into which it has fallen historically as it has been taught and practiced for 2000+ years)."
The purpose of this essay is to further hone your ability to use the language conventions appropriate for an academic and professional audience. It includes, moreover, learning about how rhetorical features contribute to the development of an idea. It includes, in other words, practice not only in what kind of language to use for an educated audience but also experience in how to deploy that language for persuasive effect.
Develop your ideas as an argument about how various rhetorical interactions within the text strengthen or weaken it. You need not look at all rhetorical devices (that would be too big a project), but you should stay focused.