exploring rhetorical modes 2 Essays

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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.

Rhetorical Mode
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
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Complete the following chart using your selected rhetorical mode in order to narrow down a topic and create a clear path to Week 2 assignments.

Your response, in at least 25 words using complete sentences:
Which rhetorical mode (comparison and contrast, cause and effect, and persuasive) are you using for your essay? Why?
I chose to do cause and effect for my essay. I think it will fit best with the topic I chose- The effect domestic violence has on children.
In your own words, define the mode you chose.
Cause and effect is more descriptive in my opinion. Also shows readers just like it says the cause and effect of a topic.
How is an essay for this rhetorical mode organized (i.e. what does it include, etc.)?
You would have the cause first than show the effect with tons of detail and information.
Using the examples from the chapters provided on your mode of choice, share a topic choice of your own that would work well for this mode (feel free to explore multiple topics, if desired).
The effect domestic violence has on children
Domestic Violence

Why would you like to explore this topic further?
I was abused and saw my siblings get abused as well. Its apart of my past so I would like to explore this topic further.
In order to narrow it down properly, discuss what aspect of this topic will you focus on (i.e. what specifically would you like your readers to learn from your essay)?
I want them to learn
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