Rhetorical Modes Matrix

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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 |Purpose – Explain |Structure – Explain what |Provide 2 tips for | | |Mode |when or why each |organizational method works|writing in each | | | |rhetorical mode is|best with each rhetorical |rhetorical mode. | | | |used. |mode. | | | |Narration |Used to tell |Typically progresses in |A plot summary can help | | |stories. |chronological order |can help with | | | | |organization. Keeping | | | | |the human senses in mind| | | | |can help keep details | | | | |strong. | | |To show or |The thesis should be at the|Use a wide variety of | | |Illustration |demonstrate |beginning, with supporting |words and phrasing. Use | | | |something. |evidence in the body of the|evidence that is | | | | |paper. |appropriate to the topic| | | | | |and the audience. | | | | | | | | |Description |Description |Description papers can be |Avoid using empty words.|...
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