Appendix C COM/155 Version 4 1 Associate Program Material Appendix C Rhetorical Modes Matrix Rhetorical modes are methods for effectively communicating through language and writing. Complete the following chart to identify the purpose and structure of the various rhetorical modes used in academic writing. Provide at least 2 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. Provide 2 tips for writing in each rhetorical mode. Narration The purpose of narration is to tell a story. Since you are telling a story there needs to be a beginning, middle, and an end that is organized by time. When writing a narrative, start with asking yourself what the purpose is to tell the story with facts or fiction. Make sure you tell your story clearly so that you engage your audience and move them. Illustration The purpose of illustration is to support a point through the use of evidence. You want to organize your illustration essay in the order of importance. Have a list of words and phrases to present each piece of evidence. Use evidence that is
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