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Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing
     

Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing

by Elizabeth Losh, Jonathan Alexander, Kevin Cannon, Zander Cannon
 

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ISBN-10: 031264096X

ISBN-13: 9780312640965

Pub. Date: 03/15/2013

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

After shaking up writing classrooms at more than 450 colleges and universities, Understanding Rhetoric, the comic-style guide to writing that instructors have told us gets "nothing but positive responses from students," has returned for a second edition! Combining the composition know-how of Liz Losh and Jonathan Alexander with the comic-art credibility of

Overview

After shaking up writing classrooms at more than 450 colleges and universities, Understanding Rhetoric, the comic-style guide to writing that instructors have told us gets "nothing but positive responses from students," has returned for a second edition! Combining the composition know-how of Liz Losh and Jonathan Alexander with the comic-art credibility of Kevin Cannon (Far Arden, Crater XV) and Zander Cannon (Heck, Kaijumax), Understanding Rhetoric encourages deep engagement with core concepts of writing and rhetoric, as teachers and students alike have told us. With a new chapter on collaboration, unique coverage of writerly identity, and extensive discussions of rhetoric, reading, argument, research, revision, and presenting work to audiences, the one and only composition comic covers what students need to know—and does so with fun and flair. A new "Walk the Talk" feature in each chapter helps students see how to put concepts to use in their own reading and writing. And the detailed instructor’s manual will help both novice and experienced instructors plan a course around Understanding Rhetoric.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312640965
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
03/15/2013
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
56,283
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Spaces for Writing

  • Discovering Contexts for Writing
  • Going Boldly Through Writing Processes
  • Exploring Visual Literacy

*ReFrame: Why Rhetoric? Why a Comic Book?

Walk the Talk: Visual Rhetoric

Drawing Conclusions

1) Why Rhetoric?

  • Piecing Together a Definition of Rhetoric
  • Reanimating Ancient Views of Rhetoric
  • Setting Rhetorical Concepts Loose on the World

*ReFrame: What Does Aristotle Have to Do with Me?

Walk the Talk: Ethos, Logos, Pathos, and Kairos

Drawing Conclusions

2) Reading Strategically

  • Finding Secret Meanings with Critical Analysis
  • Putting the Pieces Together with Synthesis
  • Using Reading Strategies
  • Imagining the Plans of Ideal Readers

*ReFrame: How Do I Read This?

Walk the Talk: Critical Reading

Drawing Conclusions

3) Writing Identities

  • Leaping into Identities in Writing
  • Trying Out Choices for Different Audiences
  • Revealing the Performer Within the Text

*ReFrame: Am I Having an Identity Crisis?

Walk the Talk: Identities

Drawing Conclusions

4) Argument Beyond Pro and Con

  • Spotlighting Strategies for Argument
  • Setting the Scene for Arguable Assertions
  • Zooming in on Claims and Evidence
  • Focusing on Effective Organization

*ReFrame: The Office Hour!

Walk the Talk: Argument

Drawing Conclusions

5) Composing Together

  • Getting Together
  • Multiplying Your Research Options
  • Collaborating with Audiences
  • Managing Collaborative Writing Projects

*ReFrame: [title TK]

Walk the Talk: Collaboration

Drawing Conclusions

6) Research: More Than Detective Work

  • Keeping the Story Straight
  • Tracking Down Sources
  • Deciding Which Sources to Trust
  • Making Sources Talk: Summary, Paraphrase, Quotation
  • Coming Clean with Citation

*ReFrame: Wrong Turns or Shortcuts?

Walk the Talk: Research

Drawing Conclusions

.7) Rethinking Revision

  • Looking Beyond the Red Ink
  • Reviewing Rhetorically
  • Seeing Through Others’ Eyes
  • Revising Radically

*ReFrame: Am I Missing Something?

Walk the Talk: Revision

Drawing Conclusions

8) Going Public

  • Launching into the Future of Genres
  • Navigating among Media
  • Entering the Final Frontier with Publication

*ReFrame: How Does This Look to You?

Walk the Talk: Presentation

Drawing Conclusions

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