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Visual Rhetoric for Student Writers Purdue Writing Lab
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Overview This presentation will cover Definition(s) of visual rhetoric Why visual rhetoric is important today Visual rhetoric and Text Color Graphics Overall design
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What is Visual Rhetoric? Definitions and applications Use of images as argument Arrangement of elements on a page Use of typography (fonts, etc.) Analysis of existing images and visuals
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What is Visual Rhetoric?
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Why is Visual Rhetoric Important? We use visual thinking as a major part of our cognition (thinking process) We live in a visually dominated world, so… We must be able to read, dissect, and produce effective visuals
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Why is Visual Rhetoric Important? “Visual thinking pervades all human activity, from the abstract and the theoretical to the down-to-earth and everyday…” Robert McKim, Experiences in Visual Thinking , 1980
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Visual Rhetoric and… Text elements How type functions and choosing fonts
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course ENGL 302 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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