What revisions can you make to improve your essay?
Write this on the back of your rough draft (or a sticky note- let me know if you need one).
You will be turning these rough drafts in next week. I want to be able to see what changes you made when I evaluate the final draft. There is no certain level of revision that must be made; I just want to have this information.
AP one-word scoring descriptors for timed writing essays:
The Anchor Papers—these are “samples”—responses vary
Camera Shots (these are worth 50 points)
The traditional definition of rhetoric, first proposed by Aristotle, and embellished over the centuries by scholars and teachers, is that rhetoric is the art of observing in any given case the “available means of persuasion.”
Reading to “develop an understanding of a text, written or visual, that is based first on the words and images themselves and then on the larger ideas those words suggest.”
Defining an author’s purpose, then identifying and analyzing the techniques and strategies employed to achieve that purpose.
Whose idea was this rhetoric thing?
Socrates: 469-399 B.C.E.
Father of Western philosophy and Mentor to Plato. Epistemology and logic.
Plato: 424-348 B.C.E.
Student of Socrates and founder of “The Academy” Philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric and mathematics.
Aristotle: 384-322 B.C.E.
Student of Plato, and teacher to Alexander the Great.