The Rhetorical Act: Thinking, Speaking and Writing Critically

The Rhetorical Act: Thinking, Speaking and Writing Critically

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THE RHETORICAL ACT: THINKING, SPEAKING, AND WRITING CRITICALLY, Fifth Edition, teaches liberal arts students how to craft and critique rhetorical messages that influence, inviting and enabling them to become articulate rhetors and critics of the world around them. The new edition maintains a traditional humanistic approach to rhetoric, while extending the scope and relevance of the text. THE RHETORICAL ACT reaffirms the ancient Aristotelian and Ciceronian relationships between art and practice-one cannot master rhetorical skills without an understanding of the theory on which such skills are based. The text combines thorough coverage of rhetorical criticism, media literacy, and strategic public speaking, providing a solid grounding in essential concepts while helping students hone their skills in each area. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Evaluate a website of your choice by writing an analyt- ical essay using the Website Critique questions below. ... Strategies. Choose ONE aspect of strategy ( language, argument, or appeals) to critique. If language, what language strategies are evident? Where? ... Ken Thomas, a€œObama: a#39;IfI had a son, hea#39;d look like Trayvon, a€ The Associated Press, Sunday, March 24, 2012, Waterloo Region Record, p.

Title:The Rhetorical Act: Thinking, Speaking and Writing Critically
Author: Karlyn Campbell, Suszn Huxman, Thomas A. Burkholder
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2014-01-01

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