Com/155 Appendix C Rhetorical Modes Essay

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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 purpose of narration is to |Narrative methods represent a form of inquiry|1. Clarity. Complex words
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pretty |
| |designed for various business | |well anything in the learning |
| |purposes. •to convey a message | |materials area except basic |
| |•Advertising and Attracting | |teachers' notes, these days!),|
| |Attention •Education | |write the material initially |
| |Furthermore, illustrations (just| |roughly page for page, as you |
| |as well as photographs) can be | |imagine it will be eventually.|
| |used to draw attention to | |2. There is always a |
| |certain information. | |temptation to try to fit too |
| |Illustration is something a | |much on a page. Too little |
| |person sees first even before | |white space makes for poor |

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