COM 170 Week 2 Rhetorical Modes Quiz


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COM 170 Week 2 Rhetorical Modes Quiz

Review Ch. 10 of Writing for Success.

View the following videos located in the Week Two MyWritingLab Links:
• "Describing"
• "Narrating"
• "Illustrating"
• "Process"
• "Compare and Contrast"
• "Division and Classification"
• "Definition"
• "Cause and Effect"
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Rhetorical Modes Quiz.

Review the following resources in the Center for Writing Excellence for further support:
• "Point of View"
• Grammar Girl: "What Is Point of View"

Rhetorical Modes Quiz

Complete the following chart to identify the purpose and structure of the various rhetorical modes used in academic writing. Provide at least two tips for writing each type of rhetorical device.

Rhetorical mode Purpose

Explain when or why each rhetorical mode is used. Structure

Explain what organizational method works best with each rhetorical mode. Tips

Provide two tips for writing in each rhetorical mode.
Process analysis
Comparison and contrast
Cause and effect

From Writing for Success by S. McLean. Irvington, NY: Flat World Knowledge. Reprinted with permission.

Select one of the topics below and determine at least one rhetorical mode that would be appropriate for addressing the topic you selected. Write 100 to 150 words explaining the topic you selected, the rhetorical mode, and why you think this mode is most appropriate for addressing your topic.

• Pollution
• Workplace proposal for a new initiative
• Arguing to change a law
• Building a new park in your town
• Climate change
• Profile of your best friend or a family member
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