Focus each paragraph on on aspect of the thesis statement.
Each paragraph must have a topic sentence.
Avoid clichés and wordiness.
Assists with organization and focus of speech or essay.
The ability to see what is possibly persuasive in every situation.
Rhetoric by Aristotle gives us many of the terms still used in classrooms today.
People use rhetoric everyday.
Rhetoric + Organization
Give reader a sense of closure
Writing an essay is a methodical process.
Does not mean creativity is stifled.
Focus and Organize
Using the tips supplied
Adapting to your audience (2001). Retrieved December 1, 2008, from Colorado State University Web site: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/processes/audmod/pop2g.cfm
Aristotle's Rhetoric. (2002). In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [Web]. California: Retrieved November 30, 2008, from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-rhetoric/
Cathanne (2008). How to write a focused essay. Retrieved December 1, 2008, from Hub Pages Web site: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Write-A-Focused-Essay
First Year Composition Assessment Rubric. (2008). University of South Florida. Retrieved November 30, 2008, from https://usfweb3. usf .edu/FYC_admin/Assess/Default.aspx
Neshama Gelman, Bird (2008). How to focus an essay. Retrieved December 1, 2008, from eHow Web site: http://www.ehow.com/how_2305616_focus-essay.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art
Sigalas, Joseph The Rhetorical Triangle. In Writing Resources [Web]. Retrieved November, 30, 2008, from http://www.nd.edu/~writing/resources/RhetoricalTriangle.htm