Students are to choose one of the articles that we have read (Honor Code or His Politeness) and complete a Rhetorical Precis according to the format below. Due in the blue box before leaving.
Name of author, [optional: a phrase describing the author], the genre and title of the work, date in parentheses (additional publishing information in parentheses or note), a rhetorically accurate verb (such as "assert," "argue," "suggest," "imply," "claim," etc.), and a THAT clause containing the major assertion (thesis statement) of the work.
An explanation of how the author develops and/or supports the thesis usually in chronological order.
A statement of the author’s apparent purpose, followed by an "in order" phrase.
Sentence 4:A description of the intended audience and/or the relationship the author establishes with the audience.