Making Sense of Messages: A Critical Apprenticeship in Rhetorical Criticism
This textbook provides novice critics with explanations of the kinds of critical thinking necessary to analyze messages thoroughly and as objectively as possible. What sets this text apart from other criticism texts is its apprenticeship approach. The text provides explanations of the critical tasks, and relevant, mainstream theory and models applying those theories written specificially for the text. Models also include a gloss explaining how expert critics thought about and approached critical tasks.