Rhetoric Alive Senior Thesis Teacher's Edition

Rhetoric Alive Senior Thesis Teacher's Edition

Principles of Persuasion

by Alyssan Barnes Ph.D.
Softcover Teacher Guide / Answer Key, 257 pages
Price: $28.95

A yearlong course for grades 11-12

The senior thesis is a capstone project, the crowning achievement in a student’s academic journey. In completing the thesis, students bring all that they’ve learned—reading, writing, and arguing—to bear on one issue. They learn the background of the topic, analyze other people’s arguments, and synthesize their findings and discoveries, putting it all together to form a true, good, and beautiful whole.

Through the use of workshops, assignments, and presentation practices, the Rhetoric Alive! Senior Thesis workbook walks students step-by-step through the process of writing and then delivering a thesis. Students will gradually draft the six parts of the thesis—introduction (exordium), statement of facts (narratio), thesis statement (partitio), argument (confirmatio), counterargument (refutatio), and conclusion (peroratio)—as they are taken through the thesis process from start to finish, from choosing a topic to crafting a snappy title, and everything in between.

Versatile and straightforward, this text can be used by students who are only writing a thesis paper, only delivering a spoken address, or doing both. Additionally, the genius of Rhetoric Alive! Senior Thesis is that it can be utilized by students using any rhetoric curriculum and even by strong students who have not yet studied rhetoric.

Rhetoric Alive! Senior Thesis is an all-in-one resource—journal/scratch pad/research notebook and rough-draft-to-final-copy writing guide—that will equip students to create a strong, compelling, and well-crafted senior thesis.

Rhetoric Alive! Senior Thesis Teacher’s Edition includes the complete student text, as well as sample answers and extra teacher’s notes and explanations.

What sets Rhetoric Alive! Senior Thesis apart from other rhetoric texts?

• RA Thesis can be used in conjunction with any rhetoric curriculum
• RA Thesis uses clear, accessible language
• RA Thesis takes students step-by-step through the writing of the thesis, from start to finish
• RA Thesis aids students in writing a paper, speech, or both
• RA Thesis helps reluctant or struggling writers generate good ideas and organize them well
• RA Thesis contains presentation practice and writing workshops in each chapter
• RA Thesis supplies tips from former senior thesis students
• RA Thesis includes sample student writing and an example of a complete student thesis
• RA Thesis brings classical rhetorical theory to bear on a contemporary issue

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