Writing Arguments A Rhetoric with Readings

ISBN-10: 0205171494
ISBN-13: 9780205171491
Edition: 6th 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

The market leader in argumentative rhetorics, Writing Arguments has proven highly successful in teaching students to read arguments critically and to produce effective arguments of their own. With its student-friendly tone, clear explanations, high-interest readings and examples, and well-sequenced critical thinking and writing assignments, Writing Arguments offers a time-tested approach to argument that is interesting and accessible to students and eminently teachable for instructors.

Preface
Overview of Argument
Argument: An Introduction
What Do We Mean by Argument?
Argument Is Not a Fight or a Quarrel
Argument Is Not Pro-Con Debate
Arguments Can Be Explicit or Implicit
Let the Facts Decide, Not Fear
The Defining Features of Argument
Argument Requires Justification of Its Claims
Argument Is Both a Process and a Product
Argument Combines Truth Seeking and Persuasion
Argument and the Problem of Truth
Argument as Inquiry: Reading and Exploring
Finding Issues to Explore
Do Some Initial Brainstorming
Be Open to the Issues All Around You
Explore Ideas by Freewriting
Explore Ideas by Idea-Mapping
Explore Ideas by Playing the Believing and Doubting Game
Placing Texts in a Rhetorical Context
Genres of Argument
Cultural Contexts: Who Writes Arguments and Why?
Analyzing Rhetorical Context and Genre
Reading to Believe an Argument�s Claims
Amnesty?
Summary Writing as a Way of Reading to Believe
Practicing Believing: Willing Your Own Belief in the Writer�s Views
Writing Arguments
The Core of an Argument: A Claim with Reasons
The Logical Structure of Arguments
Using Evidence Effectively

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