Rhetorical Modes Quiz
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.
Explain when or why each rhetorical mode is used.
Explain what organizational method works best with each rhetorical mode.
Provide two tips for writing in each rhetorical mode.
The art of telling a stories
Stories typically have a beginning,a middle, and an end and organized by time
1.The clear you tell the story the more engaged your audience will be.
2.To create strong details,keep the human sense in mind.
Demonstrates and supports a point throuogh the use of evidence.
A method of organization that arranges ideas according to their significance.
1.First decide on a topic 2. Then create an interesting introduction.
The structure of a descriptive essay is more flexible thanin some of the other rhetorical modes
A method of organization that arranges ideas according to physical characteristics or appearance.
1.Avoid empty descriptors .2.The use of clear evocative detail is crucial.
Break down into smaller, more manageable, and more specific parts.
It is dedicated to fully illustrating each of the subtopics.
Make sure you use strong details and explanations.Give examples to illustrate your points.
Explains how to do something or how it works
The process is articulated into clear ,definitive steps. Have someone else read your process analysis to sure it makes sense. Choose a process that you know well.
Defining something in writing
Identifies the circumstances,conditions,or settingin which they are used.
Avoid terms that are too simple, that lack complexity. Give strong details of each example.
Comparison and contrast
Drawing distinctions between two