exploring rhetorical modes 2
Exploring Rhetorical Modes
Rhetorical Modes Worksheet Chart
Complete the following worksheet on rhetorical modes for academic essays using the information shared in “Use Effective Methods of Development” in The Everyday Writer Plus.
Explain in your own words (using complete sentences) when a writer would use this mode.
Narrative is telling a story to someone with a lot of detail.
Description writing paints a picture with vivid details.
Definition is defining a word or concept.
Process is when you write something in a certain order, like a timeline.
Problem and solution
Problem and solution gives a detailed plan on how the problem can be solved.
Explain in your own words which mode in the chart above would work for each topic provided.
Write at least 15 words for each, using complete sentences.
A document explaining a new computing term to an employee
Definition since they are defining a new computing term to a new employee.
A section in the employee manual on the stepts to properly request vacation time
Process would be best because its providing steps in a certain order on how to request time off.
A report that analyzes a drop in sales and offers suggestions for increasing them
Problem and solution would be the best mode for this. You are trying to solve a problem with solutions.
A memo that provides an account of a recent incident with a customer
This would be narrative because its telling a story with a lot of detail.
An email to employees illustrating how a store display should appear
Description would fit with this topic since they would be describing how it should look overall.
Choosing a Rhetorical Mode
For the final essay for this course, you will be writing an academic essay based on a specific topic and rhetorical mode. You may choose from one of three rhetorical modes below:
Comparison and Contrast in The Everyday Writer