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Ch 5: Principles & Application of Rhetoric

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Improve your ability to excel on a test that covers the principles and application of rhetoric by exploring this chapter's fun lessons and mini quizzes. These study resources are available 24 hours a day and can quickly strengthen your knowledge of key concepts before the day of your test.

Principles & Application of Rhetoric - Chapter Summary

If you are looking for a quick refresher of rhetoric principles and applications, you've reached the right place! This chapter can help you get reacquainted with writing style, the four types of speech delivery, how to write for diverse purposes and mediums, and more. Once you've reviewed our bite-sized lessons, you will be able to do the following with ease:

  • Define and share examples of rhetoric
  • Discuss three important scholars in classical rhetoric
  • Describe structure in writing and explain how it affects meaning
  • Exhibit knowledge of modern rhetorical principle application
  • Explain how word choice and language sets the tone of an essay
  • Share reasons a writer should consider the audience, purpose and speaker of a speech
  • Discuss the importance of organization in speech writing

This chapter offers a variety of resources you can use at your convenience to help you fully understand the principles and applications of rhetoric. In addition to reviewing the lessons, feel free to take our multiple-choice quizzes to check your rhetoric knowledge. Our subject-matter experts can clarify details you don't comprehend or answer any other questions you have about the lessons. The practice exam provides you with a final assessment of this chapter before taking your test.

10 Lessons in Chapter 5: Principles & Application of Rhetoric
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What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples

1. What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples

If you don't read this lesson, you'll never understand what rhetoric means! That may or may not be true; it's probably just hyperbole. Read about the different definitions of rhetoric and some of its most popular means of persuasion.

Identifying & Understanding Classical Rhetoric

2. Identifying & Understanding Classical Rhetoric

The field of rhetoric, or the study of argument and persuasion, dates back to Ancient Greece. The three most important scholars of what we now call classical rhetoric - Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle - introduced concepts of rhetoric that are still used today.

Writing for Diverse Purposes & Mediums

3. Writing for Diverse Purposes & Mediums

The act of writing has changed greatly in the age of electronic media and global communication. Yet there are some basic principles about writing for various purposes and audiences that still prove useful. That's what you will learn in this lesson - how to write for a diverse outlet of mediums and purposes.

What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

4. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.

What is Writing Style? - Types & Examples

5. What is Writing Style? - Types & Examples

What is writing style? Many people struggle to answer this question, because the answer can be vague. By evaluating several main types of writing and examples of each, we will try to answer this elusive question.

The Application of Modern Rhetorical Principles

6. The Application of Modern Rhetorical Principles

Would you like to craft a persuasive, motivational piece of writing, or speech? This lesson aims to inform about the principles of rhetoric and how they can be applied in composition. We will provide a brief overview of classical and modern rhetoric and learn how the principles of the former can be applied to the latter.

How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

7. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.

Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized

8. Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized

There are four ways in which a speaker can deliver his or her information. Once can speak from his head, commit every word to memory, read from a script or use a blended approach.

The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

9. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.

Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

10. Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

In speech writing, it is important to keep the information organized, which demonstrates credibility and makes the speech easier to comprehend. It starts with the main idea, the speech body and a compelling conclusion.

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