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ERIC Number: ED082227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 15
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The Current State of Rhetoric, Or Up the Down Staircase.
Love, Glen A.
Modern rhetoricians have begun to redefine basic structural units by observing and analyzing the process of formation, for example, sentences and paragraphs. Writing is beginning to be understood as a series of commitments and responses. Student exercises that objectify the vital concepts of form and organization in writing utilize rearrangement of sentences and sentence fragments, followed by discussions of the inherent strengths and weaknesses in each arrangement. Stylistic differences can be conveyed to students through the use of prose passages dealing with the same topic, but differing mainly in voice and audience. Upon understanding the effects of style, students can then revise their own writing stylistically. (LL)
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