Rhetorical Model

Rhetorical Model

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Model Overview

  • Introduction.
    • Identify your subject, purpose, and main points.
    • Provide background on your subject.
    • Stress the importance of your subject.
  • Analysis of Text
    • Logos (Reasoning)--appeals to the readers' common sense beliefs or values.
    • Ethos (Credibility) -- supports claims using the author's reputation, experience and values or an expert.
    • Pathos (Emotion) -- influences the reader using feelings, desires or fears.
    • Place
    • Audience
  • Conclusion.
    • Restate main point.

Information from Writing Today, p. 167-181.