Rhetoric and Critical Thinking

  title={Rhetoric and Critical Thinking},
  author={Mohamed Saki},
The aim of this article is to show how rhetoric and critical thinking are intrinsically interrelated. I will explain why, in keeping with the history of the discipline itself, rhetoric can be a powerful tool for critical literacy. It can help raise our awareness of how social, political, ethical issues are always rhetorically constructed and why they are always the outcome of arbitration about the right linguistic and rhetorical choices to make in particular rhetorical situations. One of the… 
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