Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following would be a good example of persuasive writing?

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1. Say you are writing a novel and want to create really convincing characters. Which of the modes would you utilize to convince the readers of your character?

2. Which rhetorical mode uses facts to convince the reader?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet duo will measure your comprehension of rhetorical modes of writing. Some of the types of writing you'll be assessed on include description, definition, and argumentation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following rhetorical modes of writing:

  • Description
  • Definition
  • Narration
  • Argumentation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related rhetorical modes of writing lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main terms, such as description and narration
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various uses for rhetorical modes of writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about persuasive writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson called Rhetorical Modes of Writing: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define rhetoric
  • Identify the four most common modes of rhetorical writing
  • Give an example of each of the four most common modes of rhetorical writing