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PowerPoint to get the Power of Points

posted: 10.29.07 by Barclay Barrios

Have students use PowerPoint or other presentation slides in order to reduce their arguments to the most essential elements. Since such slides are most effective when they contain only a few key points, students will have to locate the key elements of their argument; in designing the slides they should consider how visual elements like color, font, and alignment can enhance an argument. Have students review the material in the handbook on visual arguments and oral presentations to give them guidance in this exercise.

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Categories: Argument, Assignment Idea, Document Design, Teaching with Technology, Visual Argument
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Rhetorical Geometries

posted: 10.15.07 by Barclay Barrios

Introduce your students to the classic rhetorical triangle of receiver, sender, and message, using any material in the handbook on rhetorical situations or stance. Then ask students to make new shapes to explain rhetorical situations: what other elements should be considered? Would the inclusion of style make a rhetorical square? What elements would be in a rhetorical hexagon?

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Categories: Assignment Idea, Rhetorical Situation
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