Constructing Rhetorical Education

Constructing Rhetorical Education

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In nineteen essays illustrating its many aspects, this book offers an argument for what it takes to construct a complete rhetorical education. The editors take an approach that is pragmatic and pluralistic, based as it is on the assumptions that a rhetorical education is not limited to teaching freshman composition (or any specific writing course) and that the contexts in which such an education occurs are not limited to classrooms. This thought-provoking volume stresses that while a rhetorical education results in the growth of writing skills, its larger goal is to foster critical thinking.In the first essay, students were directed to take a position on tougher drunk driving laws and to write to a friendly audience a€” that is, one that would generally agree with their position. In the second task, subjects were asked to write to ananbsp;...

Title:Constructing Rhetorical Education
Author:Davida Charney, Wilma R. Ebbitt
Publisher:SIU Press - 1992


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