Rhetoric In The Classroom

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Rhetoric is a means of “altering reality...through mediation of thought and action” (Booth, 8), whereas power is the formation of “perceptions, cognitions, and preferences” in a way that causes people to “accept their role in the existing order of things” (Jasinski, 444). In a classroom environment, there tend to be two types of students: those who actively contribute, and those who do not. Through the tools provided by the relationship between rhetoric and power, individuals participating in a class discussion will hold rhetorical power over those who elect not to contribute, even as the inactive students have power of their own. Classes are generally divided into two types of people above, and I tend to be in the latter group because I am

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