Rhetorical Pattern Analysis

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| | |Rhetorical Patterns: Summary | |Writing a Paragraph or Essay Using the Summary Rhetorical Pattern | These steps may not apply in all situations, and you may need to repeat steps at a variety of stages in the process. Enter the information below to plan and build your writing. 1. Determine the source you will summarize. 2. Look up any words you are unfamiliar with, making sure you understand their meaning…show more content…
Identify the author’s thesis and state it in your own words. 6. Identify the author’s main ideas and state them in your own words. 7. For a paragraph, outline our paragraph using the following paragraph outline, changing it to fit your topic. (then skip to #9) Topic sentence: Thesis of source [delete if not used] I. Supporting Detail A. Minor detail B. Minor detail II. Supporting Detail A. Minor detail B. Minor detail III. Supporting Detail A. Minor detail B. Minor detail 8. For an essay, outline your body paragraphs, developing one for each major idea. Add as many supports and specifics as you need for your topic. Use the following essay outline, changing it as needed to fit your topic. I. Introduction [delete if not used] Thesis: Thesis of source II. Main idea #1 A. Support topic 1. Specific support 2. Specific support B. Support topic C. Support topic III. Main idea #2 A. Support topic 1. Specific support 2. Specific support B. Support topic C. Support

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