The Rhetorical Act Thinking, Speaking, and Writing Critically (with InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/13/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Part One: FUNDAMENTALS OF RHETORICAL ACTION. 1. A Rhetorical Perspective. 2. The Rhetorical Act. 3. Your Rhetorical Act. Part Two: RESOURCES FOR RHETORICAL ACTION. 4. The Resources of Evidence. 5. The Resources of Argument. 6. The Resources of Organization. 7. The Resources of Language. Part Three: PROBLEMS OF RHETORICAL ACTION. 8. Obstacles Arising from the Audience. 9. Obstacles Arising from the Subject and Purpose. 10. Obstacles Arising from the Rhetor. Part Four: SPECIAL CONSTRAINTS ON RHETORICAL ACTION. 11. Understanding Evaluation. 12. Understanding Visual Rhetoric. 13. Understanding Medium of Transmission. 14. Understanding Occasion. Appendix: Presentation Templates. Index.

Author Biography

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell (PhD, University of Minnesota) is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota Susan Schultz Huxman (PhD, University of Kansas) is an Associate Professor at the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University

Table of Contents

PART ONE Fundamentals of Rhetorical Action
A Rhetorical Perspective
The Rhetorical Act
Your Rhetorical Act
PART TWO Resources for Rhetorical Action
The Resources of Evidence
The Resources of Argument
The Resources of Organization
The Resources of Language
PART THREE Problems of Rhetorical Action
Obstacles Arising from the Audience
Obstacles Arising from the Subject and Purpose
Obstacles Arising from the Rhetor
PART FOUR Special Constraints on Rhetorical Action
Understanding Evaluation
Understanding Visual Rhetoric
Understanding the Medium of Transmission
Understanding Occasion
Appendix 305(14)
Index 319

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