Rhetoric is not just empty words or fine political speeches. Rhetoric is
the study and art of writing and speaking well, being persuasive, and
knowing how to compose successful writing and presentations. Rhetoric
teaches us the essential skills of advanced learning and higher
education. In Rhetoric classes, students learn to think logically, to
discover wrong or weak arguments, to build a good case on a
controversial topic, and to overcome the all-too-common fear of speaking
in public so that they can deliver crisp and well-prepared speeches.