COM 170 WEEK 2 Rhetorical Modes Quiz

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COM 170 WEEK 2 Rhetorical Modes Quiz

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COM 170 WEEK 2 Rhetorical Modes Quiz

COM 170 WEEK 2 Rhetorical Modes Quiz

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.

Rhetorical mode Purpose

 

Explain when or why each rhetorical mode is used.

Structure

 

Explain what organizational method works best with each rhetorical mode.

Tips

 

Provide two tips for writing in each rhetorical mode.

Narration      
Illustration      
Description      
Classification      
Process analysis      
Definition      
Comparison and contrast      
Cause and effect      
Persuasion      

 

From Writing for Success by S. McLean. Irvington, NY: Flat World Knowledge. Reprinted with permission.

Select one of the topics below and determine at least one rhetorical mode that would be appropriate for addressing the topic you selected. Write 100 to 150 words explaining the topic you selected, the rhetorical mode, and why you think this mode is most appropriate for addressing your topic.

  • Pollution
  • Workplace proposal for a new initiative
  • Arguing to change a law
  • Building a new park in your town
  • Climate change
  • Profile of your best friend or a family member

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COM 170 WEEK 2 Rhetorical Modes Quiz