On the Rhetorical Strategies of Psychological Discourse in E-Counselling Response to Lovelorn College Students
Keywords:lovelorn, college students, discourse and rhetoric, psychological E-Counselling.
This paper analyses the advantages and
rhetorical strategies of psychological
E-Counselling discourse, based on successful
cases in response to lovelorn college students.
It is found that: (1) Psychological E-Counselling
discourse of college students can be divided
into time-lapse discourse via email and impromptu
online discourse via QQ. Remote communication
via the internet, privacy by anonymity, and
trust in teachers as consultants are the three
main reasons for the increasing number of
lovelorn college students asking their teachers
for psychological E-Counselling, which has
advantages compared to traditional face-to-face
counselling, and also broad application prospects;
(2) The rhetorical strategies of psychological
E-Counselling discourse in response to lovelorn
college students include: setting interlocking
leading questions to understand the psychological
distress of students, employing appropriate
rhetorical questions straight to the point to cut
off negative turns of dialogues, establishing
proper psychological frames of reference to
undermine the negative self-judgement of
students, citing topic-related words, phrases
and stories which are with philosophical ideas
or popular at the time to strike a chord with
students, providing concrete suggestions to
reactivating students, and making use of group
discourse at interactive platforms as an
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