Rhetoric And Oral Communication

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Lecture 3
1. Rhetoric is written or oral communication often used strategically to achieve a predetermined goal.
2. A rhetoric situation is a form of communication where a writer or a speaker addresses an audience in an effort to sway their opinion, attitude, or action.
3. The rhetoric variables that defines a rhetoric situation includes: the speaker who is the sender, the purpose of forging the message, and the media which is a channel of transmission. In addition, it includes the audience who are the message recipients, the setting that describes the time, place, and circumstance of encoding, and the message transferred over the channels.
4. The key to effective communication is to understand the audience who will receive the information.
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Alban’s rhetorical question for evaluating speech is, “for which purpose did the speaker send this message, delivered in a particular manner and form to the audience with its expectation, time, and place under this particular circumstance?”
6. Alban’s rhetorical question for planning speech is, “to achieve the specific purpose which message encoded in a particular manner and form must the speaker send to the audience with its expectation, at this time and place under this particular
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The SIER model of listening organizes the process into a triangle. The base represents having a sense of hearing a message, followed by interpretation to understand the message, and finally, the evaluation of strength and weakness before reaction, which assigns worth at the triangles apex,
10. An acronym is the combination of letters to assist in remembering an idea. An acrostic is an invented sentence where each word elicits a memory of a particular idea. The loci are absolute paths that elicit memorizing of certain information while chunking is the use of interrelated data blocks to remember additional ideas.
Lecture 4
1. The eight steps of speech creation and presentation are: deciding on the topic, maintaining ethics, determining purpose and thesis, defining the audience, supporting ideas, drafting the structure, choosing a language, and delivering the speech.
2. The rule of topic selection is to choose the topic that is appropriate for the rhetorical situation.
3. The three tests for selection are compatibility, audience satisfaction, and personal interests.
4. The three basic guidelines for ethical speech construction and presentation are to be a truth seeker and a teller during speech delivery, be fair during the presentation, and give necessary credit when

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