This section features chapters that further apply the ideas about offered in the Rhetorical Foundations section. These understandings of rhetoric hopefully build on the knowledge you accumulated in your first Composition course. In ENGL 1010 you focused on the use of rhetoric for better understanding and conducting ; however, the essays in this section are designed to help you think about the connections of rhetoric to research.
Patricia Roberts-Miller’s Rhetoric is Synonymous With Empty Speech refutes the popular notion that anything referred to as “rhetoric” is ultimately meaningless or meant to be misleading. Instead, she demonstrates an understanding of rhetoric that is central to effective communication.
In Identifying Rhetorical Foundations For Research, Jennifer Clary-Lemon, Derek Mueller, and Kate Pantelides discuss the recursive nature of research, how research may vary across disciplines, and the ethical use of research methods, as well as offer some exercises that will aid your understanding of these concepts.
Nancy Fox draws on ancient texts and contemporary theories of rhetoric to demonstrate the complexity of argumentation in Logos is Synonymous With Logic. She argues that, in order to comprehend the functionality of arguments, a thorough understanding of logos is necessary.
Readings about Rhetorical Foundations targets the following objectives: Reading, Rhetorical Knowledge, and Information Literacy. Chapters 19, 20, and 21 feature readings that address the foundations of rhetoric and writing (Reading and Rhetorical Knowledge), but Chapter 20 will uniquely feature the rhetorical features of performing research in ENGL 1020 (Information Literacy).
both the study and use of strategic communication, or talk and text in social interaction; the way that rhetors/authors/writers/composers use language in order to communicate with an audience; the art of using language effectively so as to communicate with, persuade, or influence others
often thought of as a type or category of writing, e.g. business memos, organization charts, menus, book reviews; a discursive response to a recurrent, social action; materials that mediate social interaction
information that has not yet been critiqued, interpreted or analyzed by a second (or third, etc) party; information gathered through first-hand or personal experience or study