Rhetorical Précis

By Nathan Stein

What is it?

Rhetorical Précis analyzes the content and delivery of spoken or written discourse.

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When do you use/do it?

You use Rhetorical Précis when a speaker has spoken or written something, and you just then analyze the meaning of it.

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How do you use/do it?

When using Rhetorical Précis, you must write a structured four sentence paragraph that must both summarize and analyze a speakers written or spoken discourse.

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Why do you use/do it?

You use Rhetorical Précis in order to get a better understanding or to analyze a speakers spoken or written discourse.

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