Rhetorical Modes

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Appendix C

Rhetorical Modes Matrix

Rhetorical modes are methods for effectively communicating through language and writing. Complete the following chart to identify the purpose and structure of the various rhetorical modes used in academic writing. Provide at least 2 tips for writing each type of rhetorical device.

|Rhetorical Mode |Purpose – Explain when or why |Structure – Explain what organizational |Provide 2 tips for writing in | | |each rhetorical mode is used. |method works best with each rhetorical mode. |each rhetorical mode. | |Narration |A narration is used to tell a |Most stories are written in chronological |1.   Create a plot summary | | |story or narrate an event or |order. It starts from the beginning and goes |before you start to write. This| | |series of events. . It could be |to the end. Sometimes it starts with the end |outline will help you create a | | |a true story or a fictional one.|and then flashbacks to the beginning and |structure for your story. | | | |continues in time order; useful tool for |2.   All stories need a | | | |sequencing or putting details and information|conflict. It can be man vs. | | | |into some kind of logical order, usually |man, man vs. society, man vs. | | | |chronological. |machine or even man vs. himself| | | | |(in the case of Dr. Jekyll and | | | | |Mr. Hyde). But there always has| | |...
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