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Compose, Design, Advocate is an innovative genre-based writing guide that teaches how to use both words and images, in writing and in speaking. To be truly successful communicators in today’s world, people need to be fluent in multiple modes of communication: written, visual, and oral. Providing instruction in, and samples from, diverse genres of writing, Compose, Design, Advocate also has an advocacy focus that encourages the writer to use written, visual, and oral communication to effect change in their lives and communities. With compelling reading selections, in-depth “Thinking through Production” writing assignments, and excellent coverage of research, Compose, Design, Advocate is a highly teachable text that will challenge and engage the reader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205693061
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 7/19/2012
  • Series: Wysocki/Lynch Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 360,907
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents



1. A Rhetorical Process for Composing

The background to our story

What we learned: Seeing the piece

Putting the pieces together

Rhetoric and argument

Rhetoric, argument, and advocacy

Rhetoric and persuasion: Thinking about how text work on us

Thinking through production

2. Composing a Statement of Purpose

Working toward a statement of purpose




Statement of purpose

Renee's statement of purpose

Thinking through production

3. Composing a Design Plan

Working toward a design plan




Renee's design plan and letter


Thinking through production


4. Researching for Advocacy and Argument

Research, argument, and advocacy

A rhetorical research process

What is a source?

Step 1: Find a topic

Step 2: Narrow your topic through initial research

Step 3: Develop questions to guide your research

Step 4: Use your questions to help you find sources

Step 5: Engage with your sources

An annotated bibliography

Step 6: Divide on your argument

Step 7: Evaluate your sources

Thinking through production

Alternative research projects

5. About Written Modes of Communication

The pleasures and connections of writing

Writing's purposes, audiences, and contexts

Ethos, logos, and pathos as writing strategies

A design plan for writing

A first draft of a research paper

Giving feedback to others' writing

Receiving feedback to your writing

A revision plan

The written strategies of proofreading, editing, and revising

A short example of revision

A revised research paper

Testing and evaluating writing

Thinking through production

6. About Oral Modes of Communication

Pleasures of speaking

And responsibilities of speaking

On listening

Speaking's purposes, audiences, and contexts

A statement of purpose for speaking

Ethos, logos, and pathos as speaking strategies

Preparing (yourself) to talk

A checklist for a design plan for a talk

A design plan

An oral presentation

Testing and evaluating oral presentations

Ethical contexts of speaking--and listening


Thinking through production

7. About Visual Modes of Communication

The pleasures--and complexities--of visual communication

Visible purposes, audiences, and contexts

A statement of purpose for a photo essay

Visible ethos, logos, and pathos

Analyzing visual arguments

A design plan for a photo essay

A photo essay

Testing and evaluating visual texts

Designing slides to support oral presentations

Thinking through production

8. About Advocacy and Argument

Becoming an advocate

Situating yourself to advocate

Advocacy is rhetorical

Research and advocacy

Who changes and who benefits when you advocate?

Being an advocate, being a citizen, and being a critic: "The Partly Cloudy Patriot"

Grounds for advocacy--and for living: "The False Idle of Unfettered Capitalism"

Thinking through production


9. Doing Rhetorical Analysis of Others' Texts

Analyzing others' texts

A comparison: Analyzing communication situtations and analyzing others' texts

Steps for rhetorical analysis

Applying the steps to a webpage

Applying the steps to a different webpage

Writing a rhetorical analysis

Reading and responding rhetorically: A written alaysis of one text , a website

Reading and responding rhetorically

How chapters 10-14 help you with rhetorical analysis

Thinking through production

10. Analyzing Posters

How posters work

Movie posters from the United States

Wartime posters from teh United States and elsewhere

How posters work: Bodies and culture

Thinking through production

11. Analyzing Documentary Photography

How photographs work

A photographic essay

Reading and responding rhetorically: A written analysis of a photographic essay

A photographic essays: excerpt from "American Muslim Students"

A photographic essays: photographs from A Civil Rights Memorial

Thinking through production

12. Analyzing Opinion Pieces and Editorials

How editorial and opinion pieces work

The contexts of opinion pieces and editorials

A short editorial on a controversial topic

Reading and responding rhetorically

Opinion: "Separating fact from fiction in video game debate"

Reading and responding rhetorically

A checklist for ethos

Editorial: "Violence vs. sex"

Opinion: "Games People Play"

Editorial: " Violence: Video Games and What We're Not Playing"

Reading andn responding rhetorically

Critical thinking: Evaluating the logos of editorial and opnion pieces

Evaluating logos of an editorial: "Court majority was right"

Thinking through production

13. Analyzing Essays

How essays work

“The Periodic Table"

A rhetorical analysis of "The Periodc Table"

Reading and responding rhetorically

Preparing to read the essay "Higher Education"

Looking back at "Higher Education": What we noticed--and why

Preparing to read the essay "The Smallest Woman in the World"

“The Plaintiff Speaks"

Preparing to read the essay "What Does It Mean to Be Cool"

Thinking through production

14. Analyzing Comics

How comics work

Single frame comic: The Yellow Kid

A comic's panels

"Common Scents"

Preparing to read "Little House in the Big City

Thinking through production

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