Rhetoric and Composition: An Introduction, 1st Edition

  • Steven Lynn
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  • ISBN-10: 1139785869
  • ISBN-13: 9781139785860
  • DDC: 808
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 344 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Rhetoric and composition is an academic discipline that informs all other fields in teaching students how to communicate their ideas and construct their arguments. It has grown dramatically to become a cornerstone of many undergraduate courses and curricula, and it is a particularly dynamic field for scholarly research. This book offers an accessible introduction to teaching and studying rhetoric and composition. By combining the history of rhetoric, explorations of its underlying theories, and a survey of current research (with practical examples and advice), Steven Lynn offers a solid foundation for further study in the field. Readers will find useful information on how students have been taught to invent and organize materials, to express themselves correctly and effectively, and how the ancient study of memory and delivery illuminates discourse and pedagogy today. This concise book thus provides a starting point for learning about the discipline that engages writing, thinking, and argument.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
1: The Open Hand: Meet Rhetoric and Composition.
2: Invention.
3: Arrangement.
4: Style.
5: Memory.
6: Delivery.