Introductory chapters teach the skills essential for success.
- Chapter 1 — An Introduction to Rhetoric teaches students to analyze and use rhetorical strategies, including the rhetorical triangle, classical appeals, and visual rhetoric.
- Chapter 2 — Close Reading guides students in analyzing diction and syntax with an emphasis on their rhetorical effects.
- New! Chapter 3 — Reading and Writing Arguments teaches students to analyze the structure and techniques of argument and then to construct their own.
- Chapter 4 — Synthesizing Sources introduces students to the analysis and use of sources and leads them through the process of writing the kind of synthesis essay that appears on the AP exam.
Carefully developed apparatus throughout the book picks up on the skills taught in the opening chapters, letting students hone their analytical skills and craft their own arguments.
A diverse and engaging collection of readings is organized around thought-provoking themes and includes voices such as Martin Luther King Jr., Jonathan Swift, Stephen Jay Gould, and Barbara Ehrenreich.