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 two tips for writing each type of rhetorical device.

NOTE: You may not copy and paste anything directly from the textbook or a web site. All information included in this assignment must be written in your own words.

|Rhetorical Mode |Purpose – Explain when or why |Structure – Identify the |Tips – Provide two tips for | | |each rhetorical mode is used. |organizational method that |writing in each rhetorical | | | |works best with each |mode. | | | |rhetorical mode. | | |Narration |To tell a story |chronological order or told in|Plot summary or captivate the | | | |the order that thing took |reader with a strong opening | | | |place |paragraph | | | | | | | | | | | | |Clearly demonstrates and |Write things on how important |Pick something you are | |Illustration |supports a point through the |they are |interested in and write about | | |use of evidence. | |it or gather supporting facts| | | |...
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