The Rhetoric Companion

The Rhetoric Companion

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Typically counted as 1/4 credit for high school students.

The Rhetoric Companion
In clear, powerful, and amazingly funny prose, the Wilson family delights us again with The Rhetoric Companion, a guide to what rhetoric is and its impact on your life.

Become a Skillful Communicator
Written to help teens become skillful speakers, The Rhetoric Companion is a primer to understanding classical rhetoric and its practice in the modern day.

A Must-Read for Every Teen
The thirty-one lively and practical chapters are amazingly short, quite easy to understand, and they are sure to produce intelligent, intentional speakers and communicators. This is a must-read for every teen.

Also Available
At the end of each of the thirty-two lessons in The Rhetoric Companion text are assignments, recommended readings from classical sources, and review questions. A nifty Answer Key is available separately.


A Student's Guide to Power in Persuasion: Read an Excerpt from The Rhetoric Companion

Arranged in 31 lively and practical lessons
The Rhetoric Companion covers the following material and more:
  • A critical appreciation of the essential ancient rhetoric texts
  • The Pauline view of presentation and persuasion
  • How to develop copiousness and leave an audience wanting more
  • The concept of "stasis theory" and how to grasp the crux of an argument
  • How successful proof obligates an audience to believe
  • Composition exercises with each lesson
  • Suggested reading material for each lesson from Artistotle's Rhetoric, the Rhetorica Ad Herennium, or Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria

    Publisher's Information
    Author: N. D. Wilson and Douglas Wilson
    Pages: 106, Paperback
    Dimensions: 8.5x11
    Copyright: 2011
    Typical High School Credits Earned: 1/4 credit thinking skills
    Faith-Based: Yes
    Publisher: Canon Press

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