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Author Lynn, Steven, 1952-

Title Rhetoric and composition : an introduction / Steven Lynn
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 330 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. The open hand -- 2. Invention -- 3. Arrangement -- 4. Style -- 5. Memory -- 6. Delivery
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Critical thinking -- Study and teaching.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching.
Report writing -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511780176 (electronic bk.)
1139775987 (electronic bk.)
1139782010 (electronic bk.)
9780511780172 (electronic bk.)
9781139775984 (electronic bk.)
9781139782012 (electronic bk.)