Writing Arguments A Rhetoric with Readings

ISBN-10: 0205648363
ISBN-13: 9780205648368
Edition: 8th 2010
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Book details

List price: $90.80
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

The market-leading guide to arguments,Writing Arguments,8/e has proven highly successful in teaching readers to read arguments critically and to produce effective arguments of their own. Teaches readers to write better arguments. How to write arguments; how to do research for arguments; an anthology of argumentative readings. MARKET:Anyone interested in writing better arguments.

Preface
Acknowledgments
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
A Successful Process of Argumentation: The Well-Functioning Committee Gordon Adams (student)
ldquo;Petition to Waive the University Mathematics Requirementrdquo;
Conclusion
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 Argumentrsquo;s Claims
Amnesty?
Summary Writing as a Way of Reading to Believe
Practicing Believing: Willing Your Own Belief in the Writerrsquo;s Views
Reading to Doubt
Thinking Dialectically
Questions to Stimulate Dialectic Thinking
Why Blame Mexico?
Three Ways to Foster Dialectic Thinking
Conclusio

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