Eng 111 DG Reading Notes

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Brown Evan Brown English 111 DG Pat LaFleur 24 August 2010 Reading Notes Covino and Joliffe’s “What is Rhetoric?,” brought up many words from the key terms list. I focused on rhetor, rhetoric, ethos, pathos and logos. The first term, rhetor, is described as “the individual involved in production of the text” (page 6). This is the author or the speaker. He or she will have intentions with his or her writing that could range from an informative speech/ letter to a persuasive argument/ document. Either way his or her words are capable of an effect and the rhetor is the one that determines what that effect is (how the reader portrays it). The second term, rhetoric, “the study and practice of shaping content” (page 4) has two sides to its definition. On one side it could be seen as manipulation. On the other side it could be seen as the “art of knowledge making” (page 8) or an indicator of “institutional hierarchy” (page 4). Either way the rhetor is the conductor of the rhetoric through his or her word choice and
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