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Rhetorical functions in academic writing

Exercises

Describing

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Reporting and narrating

Exercise 1: Town history

Defining

Exercise 1: Defining

Exercise 2: Defining

Writing instructions

Exercise 1: Avoiding accidental plagiarism

Exercise 2: Printing from transparencies

Describing processes and developments

Exercise 1: Coffee processing

Exercise 2: Coffee sorting

Exercise 3: Acts of parliament

Exercise 4: Becoming a solicitor

Exercise 5: The Otto cycle

Classifying/categorising

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3 - Soil

Exercise 4 - Music

Exercise 5 - Matter

Exercise 6 - Animals

Exercise 7 - Food

Exercise 8 - Geometric shapes

Exercise 9 - Drinks

Exercise 10 - Folk Literature

Exercise 11 - Writing

Including tables and diagrams

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

 

Writing critically

Exercise 1

Arguing & discussing

Exercise 1

Evaluating other points of view

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Comparing and contrasting

Exercise 1 Computers

Exercise 2 PDAs

Exercise 3 Printers

Exercise 4 Digital Voice Recorders

Reasons and explanations

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Providing support

Exercise 1

Identifying voices

Exercise 1

Taking a stance

Exercise 1

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