How Rhetoric Helps You

Rhetoric Studies can help you in a number of ways:

  1. You become more aware of how communication works in speech, the media, written texts, advertisements, legal decisions, and political arguments.
  2. Your resume shows you have communication skills, an understanding of key arguments and issues, and sophisticated thinking about argument and rhetoric.
  3. You learn theoretical concepts that enhance your understanding of politics, sociology, history, and many other areas of study.
  4. You have the knowledge for jobs that require you to analyze communication such as being a lawyer, professor, and political and social activist.
  5. You are more effective at expressing yourself, in handling difficult situations, and in helping others to communicate better.
  6. Your papers and presentations are more persuasive because you have a greater understanding of how to connect with audiences and how rhetoric can be productive in many contexts.