Ch 2: MTEL Speech: Principles of Rhetoric

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to refresh your knowledge of the principles of rhetoric. A comprehensive understanding of the content of these lessons will help you prepare for the MTEL Speech exam.

MTEL Speech: Principles of Rhetoric - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will review principles of rhetoric as you get ready for the MTEL Speech exam. The following will be covered in these lessons:

  • How rhetorical skills improve essays
  • Use of emphasis
  • Rhetoric in composing speeches
  • Types of persuasive speaking

You will be guided through this chapter by an expert instructor who presents each topic in a creative and comprehensible manner. As you make your way through the lessons, the dashboard feature enables you to track your progress, letting you see how much more you have to study. After reviewing the lessons, take the cumulative chapter exam which will test your understanding of the content to which you were exposed.

MTEL Speech: Principles of Rhetoric - Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Speech exam is an integral part of obtaining your license to teach speech in Massachusetts. This computer-based test, made up of 100 multiple-choice and two open-response questions will test your knowledge of content spanning three subareas. A general comprehension of the principles of rhetoric will help you mainly with the category that tests your understanding of the role of public speaking in democratic cultures, which makes up 40% of the exam.

Additionally, a firm grasp on rhetoric will also benefit you in the other two subareas public speaking (another 40% of the exam) and the two open-response questions (20% of the exam). Through reviewing the content of these lessons carefully, you should be adequately prepared for any rhetoric questions, and you should feel confident in your ability to craft a well-written essay response using rhetoric skills in the final section.

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