Test #4, chapter 12

As you go forward with chapter 12, I am going to offer the same basic principles as I did in the last post. You will get learning objectives that may help focus your studying. It’s important to remember that these objectives are like goals: you work toward being able to do this on your own, without the “crutch” of your textbook.

Remember, too, that concepts or terms that appear in these objectives mean that you should be able to define them before you fulfill the rest of the objective. That is to say, you should be able to fulfill all the more basic stuff as well as the more challenging information.

For the introduction and section 1 of chapter 12, you will want to be able to:

  1. Define rhetoric and provide examples of how it is used in everyday life
  2. Develop a case that rhetorical criticism is not exclusively negative

For 12.3, focus on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos; after reading and reviewing it carefully, you should be able to:

  1. Explain the three artistic proofs developed by Aristotle
  2. Identify which of the proofs was most important and clarify Aristotle’s reasoning for it being most important
  3. Explain how our persona is used to demonstrate the artistic proofs to the audience

Section 12.4 focuses on the Individual, Rhetoric, and Society; with it, you should be able to:

  1. Define and describe the four functions of rhetoric (hint: use the big blue headings under 12.4!!!)

Section 12.5 explains ethical considerations of rhetoric. You should be able to:

  1. Identify 7 ethical behaviors for rhetoricians

12.6 is the practical application side of things–it goes directly to your speech development. When you use this information, you should be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the four steps within the synergetic model for the communication event
  2. Define and provide examples of the three general purposes for speeches
  3. List five ways the authors suggest to improve your use of PowerPoint or other presentation software

Happy studying!!!

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