Third Edition   ©2010

Making Sense

A Real-World Rhetorical Reader

Cheryl Glenn (The Pennsylvania State University)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-46383-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-46383-0; Format: Paper Text, 816 pages

Rhetorical strategies made real

Cheryl Glenn takes the familiar rhetorical reader genre in exciting new directions, revealing to students how the nine classic rhetorical methods underlie a surprising range of daily discourse — from restaurant menus to online catalogs to campaign speeches — as well as the writing they will need to do in college and beyond. Making Sense offers many well-known selections that have long served as excellent classroom models, but it also provides a stimulating choice of new readings, visual elements, and supporting instruction to show how the rhetorical methods continue to serve the needs of today’s writers both inside and outside the classroom, including civic and other public contexts.
"Many of the readings are academically substantial, but they address issues that students care about. This is a good formula for bridging the gap between the pop culture concerns of students and the research-oriented academic world."
— Joel R. Brouwer, Montcalm Community College