"This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing."
Type of Material:
The material could be used in class, as homework, or for individual improvement for learning terms and applying them to writing and for better understanding of literature.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
This site can be used as follows:
To improve writing effectiveness
To improve writing clarity
To improve understanding of terms
Target Student Population:
High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, University Students, Journalists, and Writers
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
This site would be most useful for writing or literature courses, but it could be used in other fields, such as philosophy and history. Some knowledge of literary terms is necessary to understand the material.
The list is very thorough and includes links directly to a particular term as well as examples of each term.
The rhetorical devices are not displayed in an alphabetical order, and that could bother some users, as they spend some time until they find their targeted information.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This site could be used in a variety of ways to increase understanding of terminology. It works very well as an added reference.
There are a substantial number of terms so it would require adjusting the assignment so as no to overwhelm students with too much information at one time.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site has links to allow you to jump to a specific term without scrolling for speed and ease of use. The content is displayed in a very organized way. The content is legible and easy to be utilized.
The web page has not been updated since 2013.
The link of self-test is invalid. This link leads to a test where the web page users can test their knowledge about English rhetorical devices.
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