Reading Rhetorically: A Reader for Writers
"Reading Rhetorically" illustrates how all writing can be seen to be in conversation with other writing, how to recognize bias or perspective, and ... Show synopsis "Reading Rhetorically" illustrates how all writing can be seen to be in conversation with other writing, how to recognize bias or perspective, and how to analyze writing for both content and method. The high-interest reading selections vary widely by aim, genre, length, and subject matter. The genres include personal and public writing, reflections, editorials, web pages, short stories, and a research report from a scholarly journal. Instructional elements provide an analytical framework for reading and writing, yielding insights into the nature of reading and practical strategies for writing In addition, the extensive discussion of argument introduces categories of claims and ethical, logical, and audience-based appeals. This coverage sets the stage for critique as well as production of rhetorically effective arguments. Apparatus for each reading selection includes prompts for 1) preview, 2) rhetorical analysis, and 3) applying techniques to one's own writing. MARKET" For those interested in gaining a understanding of rhetoric, critical thinking, reading and writing.