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The art of rhetoric: how to write persuasive texts

Rhetoric is the art of speaking or writing to the public - and not always friendly or familiar public. Rhetoric is the art of persuading others that our course of action is the correct one. The art is in knowing our audience, in shaping our voice, audible or written, so that our audience clearly understands our message and is persuaded - maybe not always persuaded to act, but at least persuaded to acknowledge that another point of view is possible. 

Creative Essay

What is a Creative Essay?

Writing a creative essay can be one of the most rewarding writing exercises because the writer is often in control of the structure and approach of the writing. This can also be very intimidating to the beginning writer. Typical academic writing usually attempts to prove some sort of point through debate and evidence; and while a creative essay might do the same, it is likely not in the traditional manner of academic writing.

How To Write During Commercial Breaks

We really are a culture of TV addiction, but it's more than an addiction. TV has been integrated into our daily dose of necessary social activity. If we went without TV for too long, it would unravel our social fabric. So the question is how to write during commercial breaks.

Censor, Censure, Sensor, and Censer

If you buy a term paper, you might end up with a shoddy job. The only way to be sure is to look for tale-tell word confusions. Here are four that sound nearly identical and even native writers confuse. If the writer is well educated his or her brain will have built in sensors to detect an incorrect word switch and will censor it before they type it.

How to use footnotes

Using footnotes properly is the art that one needs to learn. As you become more experienced as an essay writer, you may find yourself resorting to footnotes more and more often, but it's also important to know when enough is enough. What are the footnotes used for? In some citation styles, like Chicago, they indicate the source of the quotation. However, they have a couple of other usages, and we are going to talk about those now.