Compose, Design, Advocate / Edition 2 available in Paperback
For courses in First-Year Composition - Rhetoric.
Helps students determine the most effective strategies, arrangements, and media for different communication contexts.
Compose, Design, Advocate is an innovative, genre-based writing guide for composition courses that teaches students how to use both words and images, in writing and in speaking. To be truly successful communicators in today’s world, students need to be fluent in multiple modes of communication: written, visual, and oral. Providing instruction in, and samples from, diverse genres of writing, the text also has an advocacy focus that encourages students to use communication to effect change in their lives and communities. A highly teachable text that challenges and engages students, the authors offer a systematic approach for analyzing communication situations, with the concepts and vocabulary necessary to make thoughtful choices, helping students to gain confidence and fluency in communication. The 3rd Edition introduces new readings, visual samples, and learning outcomes, along with an enhanced focus on multimodality and rhetoric.
Compose, Design, Advocate , 3rd Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.
About the Author
Together, Anne Frances Wysocki and Dennis Lynch have over 60 years of experience teaching writing and rhetoric in universities and literacy programs. Together and alone, they have published broadly on rhetoric, writing, and new literacies; developed print and digital learning materials; and offered workshops across the country. Dennis has run writing programs and teacher preparation programs; Anne has developed learning materials on digital and print literacies, life skills, and three-dimensional visualization for organizations ranging from Apple to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, from the U.S. Government to public/private ventures.
Table of Contents
I. Designing Compositions Rhetorically
1. A Rhetorical Process for Designing Compositions
2. Composing a Statement of Purpose
3. Composing a Design Plan
II. Researching to Support Composing
4. About Argument and Advocacy
5. Researching for Argument and Advocacy
6. About Written Modes of Communication
7. About Oral Modes of Communication
8. About Visual Modes of Communication
9. About Multimodal Communication
III. Analyzing the Arguments of Others
10. Rhetorical Analysis
11. Analyzing Posters
12. Analyzing Documentary Photography
13. Analyzing Editorials and Opinion Pieces
14. Analyzing Essays
15. Analyzing Videos