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Compose, Design, Advocate / Edition 2

Compose, Design, Advocate / Edition 2

by Anne Frances Wysocki


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Compose, Design, Advocate / Edition 2

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900205693060
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/19/2012
Series: Wysocki/Lynch Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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

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