Rhetorical Forms & Delivery

In this section we toggle from concerns of Invention to a different rhetorical canon, that of Delivery. Delivery focuses on how the compositions we develop reach an audience. This is where considerations of audience, genre, and medium become most pressing. These readings also take up concerns of multimodality. Multimodal composition entails incorporating different modes of expression in a composition, such as text, image, audio, and video. Every composition is multimodal, since even written papers have a spatial and visual design, but in this section we ask you to be purposeful and overt about your use of multimodality.

The first chapter is Researching Rhetorical Forms and Delivery, which was authored by Jennifer Clary-Lemon, Derek Mueller, and Kate Pantelides. In this chapter the authors invite you to consider the various alternative ways that you might deliver your research to an audience, such as through a research poster, a performance, or a multimodal presentation.

The second chapter is Writing Multimodally, by Kate Pantelides and Erica Stone, which takes up considerations central to Delivery through a concentrated discussion of multimodality.

The objectives targeted in Rhetorical Forms and Delivery are Composing Processes, Rhetorical Knowledge, and Information Literacy. Chapter 22 specifically targets varieties of rhetoric and delivery (Rhetorical Knowledge and Information Literacy), while Chapter 23 addresses multimodal writing projects (Composing Processes).



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