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Rhetorical Precis instructionsPurpose:The purpose of this assignment is to gain experience with reading and accurately summarizingan author’s argument. This skill is critical to your development of a scholarly ethos: youraudience expects you to accurately and concisely summarize the views of other thinkers.To gain this skill, you’ll learn a new genre: the rhetorical precis is a paragraph that has thisspecific structure:Sentence One: Name of author, genre, and title of work, date in parentheses; arhetorically active verb; and a THAT clause containing the major assertion or thesis inthe text.Sentence Two: An explanation of how the author develops and supports the thesis.Sentence Three: A statement of the author’s apparent purpose, followed by an “in orderto” phrase.Sentence Four: A description of the intended audience and/or the relationship the authorestablishes with the audience.Task:1.Review this slideshow:“Responsible Note Taking”2.

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