Carol Lea Clark
Praxis is a truly "brief" text at only 250 pages, yet it still provides a comprehensive presentation of core rhetorical principles. It informs students of the principles of historical rhetoric, including terms such as ethos, pathos, logos, and kairos, and then applies the concepts to modern issues such as the revolutionary uses of twitter and climate change. This framework enables students to become critical consumers of the flood of persuasive media that compete for their attention.
Moreover, Praxis encourages students to employ this rhetorical framework of concepts to the creation of their own texts. Each chapter features readings, activities, and assignments, some serious and thought provoking, while others are creative and fun.
The key to this text is flexibility. It can be used as a stand-alone rhetoric with limited readings, or in conjunction with other readers such as the Fountainhead Press V Series.
Praxis moves the student from theory to practical reason to action!
New to the Third Edition
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Defining Rhetoric
Chapter 2: Responding Rhetorically
Chapter 3: Persuading Rhetorically
Chapter 4: Inventing Rhetorically
Chapter 5: Writing Rhetorically
Chapter 6: Revising Rhetorically
Chapter 7: Researching Rhetorically
Appendix: Citing Sources