Essay on Com155 Appendix+C

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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 narrative writing|The organizational method that works best for|1. Create strong details.2. |
| |is to tell stories. |narrating is chronological order. |Focus on the details that are |
| | | |related to sight, smell, |
| | | |taste, and touch. |
| | | | |
| |The purpose of illustration is |The organizational method that works best for|1. Do not rely on just one |
|Illustration |to clearly demonstrate and |illustration is order of importance. |phrase. 2. Use a variety of |
| |support a point using evidence. | |words. |
| | | | |
| | | | |
|Description |The purpose of description is to|The organizational method that works best for|1. Choose a strategy and stick|
| |make sure their audience is |description is spatial order. |to it. 2. Have vivid sensory |
| |fully immersed in the words on | |details. |
| |the page. | | |
| | | | |
|Classification |The purpose of classification is|The organizational method that works best for|1. Have a topic, subtopic, |
| |to break subjects down into |classification is subcategories. |rationale. 2. Have strong |
| |smaller, more manageable, more | |details, explanations, and |
| |specific parts. | |examples. |
|Process |The purpose of a process | |1. Choose a topic that is |
|analysis |analysis essay is to explain: 1.|The organizational method that works best for|interesting. |
| |How to do something. 2. How |process analysis is typically follows a |2. Choose a process that you |
| |something works. |chronological sequence. |know well. |
| | | | |
|Definition |The purpose of the definition |Consider the context of the word you are |1. Choose a word or phrase |
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