Many of your classes at Fort Lewis will incorporate argumentation, persuasion, and rhetoric. These handouts will help you understand the many different approaches to rhetoric and rhetorical analysis.

Aristotelian Rhetoric

Toulmin Argumentation

Philosopher Stephen Toulmin composed a structured form of argumentation now called Toulmin argumentation. These handouts will break down the different aspects of that structure.

Rogerian Rhetoric

Visual Rhetoric

These handouts will help if you have been asked to analyze a visual, like an advertisement, photograph, image, or painting, from a rhetorical perspective.