Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays


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Common purposes in academic writing include:

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1. To write for your audience, you should consider _____

2. How is tone conveyed in a piece of writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rhetoric is related to the art of effective communication, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its concepts. You'll be assessed on the principles of rhetoric and their application.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Meaning of rhetoric
  • Rhetorical techniques
  • Examples of rhetoric
  • Tone in writing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of rhetoric to answer quiz questions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tone
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about purposes in academic writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson called Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand rhetoric
  • Learn rhetorical techniques
  • Identify examples of rhetoric
  • Common mistakes made in writing