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.
Explain when or why each rhetorical mode is used.
Explain what organizational method works best with each rhetorical mode.
Provide two tips for writing in each rhetorical mode.
It is used in every story. It is basically telling the story. It provides the details of what happens. It is used in a context shorter than an entire paper
Chronological order. From beginning to end.
Create strong details. Understand your purpose
Supports the point with evidence.
Order of importance
Do not over explain concepts. Only use evidence that goes with your topic.
Used for events, or to visually describe a person, place, even or action. Mainly so the reader can actually picture what is going on.
Use details that express thoughts that others will understand. Try not to use words that are not really that descriptive.
It is used when you want to identify something specific. You would break what you are classifying into different parts. More specific parts.
Each body paragraph of a classification essay is dedicated to fully illustrating each of the subcategories
Be sure to break down each topic in to three different categories.
Is used to explain how something works. Or how to do something.
This is used when you are trying to explain what something is by giving a fuller meaning than you would find in a dictionary.
Comparison and contrast
You would use this type of writing when you are trying to explain how things are alike and how they are different.
Cause and effect
This mode looks for connections between different elements and analyzes the reasons for those connections
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