Com/155 Appendix C 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 |The art of storyteller and the |The order in which tell the story from |Keep the human sense in mind | | |purpose of narrative writing |beginning to end |and always start with a strong| | | | |introduction to hook your | | | | |audience | | |To show are demonstrate | |Use variety in choices of | |Illustration |something clearly |The controlling idea or thesis belongs at the|words and use time | | | |end of the essay. |transitional to order evidence| | | | | | |Description |writing to make sure their | |Avoid “empty” descriptors if | | |audience is fully immersed in |typically describe a person, place, or object|possible. Empty descriptors | | |the words on the...
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