Rhetorical Modes Quiz 1 COM/155 Version 6


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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.

  • Purpose
  • Structure
  • Tips
  • Rhetorical mode
  • Narration
  • Illustration
  • Description
  • Classification
  • Process analysis
  • Definition
  • Comparison and contrast
  • Cause and effect
  • Persuasion

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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