Everyday Use Rhetoric at Work in Reading and Writing

ISBN-10: 0205590977
ISBN-13: 9780205590971
Edition: 2nd 2009
List price: $96.00
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Description: Brief and accessible, this rhetoric teaches students to read closely, critically, and rhetorically, and to write effectively to achieve their rhetorical goals. Everyday Useanswers the basic question, ldquo;What is rhetoric?rdquo; It shows rhetoric  More...

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Book details

List price: $96.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Brief and accessible, this rhetoric teaches students to read closely, critically, and rhetorically, and to write effectively to achieve their rhetorical goals. Everyday Useanswers the basic question, ldquo;What is rhetoric?rdquo; It shows rhetoric as set of activitiesreading, writing, speaking, listeningthat all intellectually engaged people participate in every day. And it shows that a knowledge of rhetoric is essential in understanding how written and spoken texts influence thought and action every day, in private and in public forums, for good or ill. By demystifying rhetoric and rescuing it from common public misconceptions,Everyday Useequips students to be effective communicators in the academic world and in everyday life.

A former high school teacher, Hephzibah Roskelly conducts workshops with high school teachers across the country. She is professor of English at the University of North Carolina Greensboro where she teaches classes in rhetoric and composition, American literature, and women's studies. Her previous books include An Unquiet Pedagogy (Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 1991), with Eleanor Kutz.

Foreword
Preface
Everyday Use: Rhetoric in Our Lives
Rescuing Rhetoric from Its Bad Reputation: Definitions and Examples
What Does ""Being Skilled at Rhetoric""Mean?
Developing Skill with Rhetoric: The Rhetorical Triangle
Key #1: Understanding Persona
Key #2: Understanding Appeals to the Audience
Key #3: Understanding Subject Matter and Its Treatment
Modifying the Basic Rhetorical Triangle: Rhetoric Occurs in a Context
Key #4: Understanding Context
Key #5: Understa

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