Learning - if you do not know much about rhetoric, our page of resources has links that will help you learn more about the subject generally. You can find these links in the books and websites sections.
Researching - if you are doing a project or paper about a topic of rhetoric and need to research to find sources, our list of databases, journals, and books will help you.
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Have you ever tried to communicate a point to an audience? Whether you were giving a speech, writing an essay, or simply talking to a friend, you were engaging in practices of rhetoric.
To put it one way, rhetoric is:
However, since so many people engage in and study rhetoric, it can be approached in a variety of angles by scholars. Here are a few more definitions, which have been taken from websites that you can find in the resources section of this LibGuide.
As these definitions allude to, rhetoric is a broad concept that takes time to understand fully. Our guide provides resource so that you are able to learn about or research rhetoric in depth.
For your variety of research and learning needs, this Guide provides an array of rhetoric resources:
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