Rhetorical Skills for Better Essays

by Bethany, Alric, Nathaniel


concepts: purpose, audience, and tonebasically know how to approach the subject, what tone to convey and how to appeal to your audience

Knowing your purpose

identify what you are trying to achieve

persuasive: arguments not just facts

Know your Audience

Know your audience

What is the readers relations to you? professional or casual?

How much do they already know? You may need to explain somethings more then others.


The attitude you convey. Will it be serious or sarcastic?

When writing a persuasive essay it is better to use a respectful tone and accept apposing opinions, but try to convince them your opinion is better.