Practical Argument A Text and Anthology

ISBN-10: 0312570929
ISBN-13: 9780312570927
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

From the best-selling authors of the most successful reader in America comesPractical Argument. No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandell, andPractical Argumentsimplifies the study of argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise-driven, thematically focused, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument. In clear, concise, no-nonsense language,Practical Argumentfocuses on basic principles of classical argument and introduces alternative methods of argumentation.Practical Argumentforgoes the technical terminology that confuses students and instead explains concepts in understandable, everyday language, illustrating them with examples that are immediately relevant to students' lives.

Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

Preface
Understanding Argument
Introduction: Understanding Argument
Encountering Arguments
Why Instructors Assign Argument (box)
Defining Argument
What Kinds of Statements Are Not Debatable? (box)
Logos, Pathos, and Ethos
The Appeal to Logic
The Appeal to Emotion
The Appeal to Authority
The Structure of Argument
At Issue: Do the Benefits of Bottled Water Outweigh the Costs?
The Pillars of Argument
Thesis Statement
Evidence
Refutation
Concluding Statement
Checklist: Does Your Argument Stand Up?
Why Foreign Language Study Should Be Required (student essay)
An Immigrant Writes
Reading and Writing About the Issue: Do the Benefits of Bottled Water Outweigh the Costs?
New York Times, In Praise of Tap Water
Zak Moore, Defying the Nalgene
Tom Standage¸ Bad to the Last Drop

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