"Raise Your Voice is a simple, thorough and direct introduction to writing and speaking as arguments, and it is the most elegant text I have read on the topic. The text speaks directly to the student with its use of second person, outstanding examples of rhetorical situations, pithy quotations about strong communication, numerous technology tips, and great images. "Bomberger and Silva demystify the processes, planning, and production of texts in a way that speaks directly to the student, with the instructor free to listen in. The parts of rhetoric for which professors have specialized jargon are explained without the intimidating terminology and from the point of view of the user, a student who needs to solve communication problems across disciplines and genres. "Demystifying communication is the most important mission of anyone who teaches first-year composition or speech. Raise Your Voice does that job. I plan to use this book with my students."
- Alice Philbin, Ph.D., Professor, James Madison University, Winner of the STCNational Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Jay R. Gould Award
Copyright 2012 / 277 pp. / 7 x 10 inches / Paper / ISBN 978-0-9833476-6-8 / $39.95
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