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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.
1. Using Rhetorical Skills to Write Better Essays
In this video, you will explore the basics of identifying your purpose and audience and learn how to use effective rhetorical skills in your persuasive writing.
2. Using Emphasis in Rhetoric
What techniques can you use to make your points resonate with your audience? This lesson will go into the use of repetition techniques and ways to go beyond a literal approach to words.
3. Using the Principles of Rhetoric in Speech Writing
This lesson will teach about the study of rhetoric, and how to use rhetorical principles to aid you in your speech writing. In particular, this lesson will cover the first three canons of rhetoric - invention, arrangement, and style as they pertain to writing an effective and persuasive speech.
4. Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types
Persuasive writing is all about influencing people by using credibility, logic and emotion; and this can be achieved in a few ways. The speaker may want to assert a fact, a value or even a policy.
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Other chapters within the MTEL Speech (44): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTEL Speech: Theories of Rhetoric
- MTEL Speech: Principles of Argument & Debate
- MTEL Speech: Understanding Persuasive Communication
- MTEL Speech: Public Argument in Democratic Societies
- MTEL Speech: Public Discourse & Debate in the U.S.
- MTEL Speech: Notable Debates & Speeches in U.S. History
- MTEL Speech: Legalities & Free Speech
- MTEL Speech: Ethical & Legal Communications
- MTEL Speech: Public Speaking
- MTEL Speech: Organizing Your Speech
- MTEL Speech: Delivering Effective Speeches
- MTEL Speech: Using Communication Aids for Speeches
- MTEL Speech Flashcards