Compose, Design, Advocate by Anne Frances Wysocki

Compose, Design, Advocate

byAnne Frances Wysocki, Dennis A. Lynch

Paperback | January 12, 2017

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For courses in First-Year Composition - Rhetoric.


Helps students determine the most effective strategies, arrangements, and media for different communication contexts.

Compose, Design, Advocate  is an innovative, genre-based writing guide for composition courses that teaches students how to use both words and images, in writing and in speaking. To be truly successful communicators in today’s world, students need to be fluent in multiple modes of communication: written, visual, and oral. Providing instruction in, and samples from, diverse genres of writing, the text also has an advocacy focus that encourages students to use communication to effect change in their lives and communities. A highly teachable text that challenges and engages students, the authors offer a systematic approach for analyzing communication situations, with the concepts and vocabulary necessary to make thoughtful choices, helping students to gain confidence and fluency in communication. The Third Edition introduces new readings, visual samples, and learning outcomes, along with an enhanced focus on multimodality and rhetoric.


Compose, Design, Advocate , 3rd Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

About The Author

Together, Anne Frances Wysocki and Dennis Lynch have over 60 years experience of teaching writing and rhetoric in universities and literacy programs. Together and alone, they have published broadly on rhetoric, writing, and new literacies; developed print and digital learning materials; and offered workshops across the country. Dennis ...
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Title:Compose, Design, AdvocateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.2 × 9.1 × 0.8 inPublished:January 12, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134122747

ISBN - 13:9780134122748

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Table of Contents

I. Designing Compositions Rhetorically

1. A Rhetorical Process for Designing Compositions

2. Composing a Statement of Purpose

3. Composing a Design Plan


II. Researching to Support Composing

4. About Argument and Advocacy

5. Researching for Argument and Advocacy

6. About Written Modes of Communication

7. About Oral Modes of Communication

8. About Visual Modes of Communication

9. About Multimodal Communication


III. Analyzing the Arguments of Others

10. Rhetorical Analysis

11. Analyzing Posters

12. Analyzing Documentary Photography

13. Analyzing Editorials and Opinion Pieces

14. Analyzing Essays

15. Analyzing Videos