Craft of Argument

ISBN-10: 0321453271

ISBN-13: 9780321453273

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: The Craft of Argumentis designed to help integrate the skills of writing, critical thinking, and arguing for the purpose of enabling the writer to write arguments that are clear, sound, and persuasive. nbsp; Integrating the skills of writing, critical thinking, and arguing in order to write arguments that are clear, sound, and persuasive is the key benefit ofThe Craft of Argument. nbsp; Part 1 presents an overview of the nature of argument.nbsp; Part 2 offers a detailed discussion of the five elements of argument (finding and stating a claim; reasons and evidence; reporting evidence; acknowledgments and responses; and warranting claims and reasons). Part 3 focuses on meaning and causation. Part 4 emphasizes languagehow to write clearly and vividly, and how to use language persuasively.nbsp; Part 5, Readings, comprises a wide range of sample arguments for analysis and springboards for discussion and further writing. nbsp; General Interest:nbsp; Improving Wrtiting

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Book details

List price: $113.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Gregory G. Colomb (1951–2011) was professor of English at the University of Virginia and the author of Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic. He is�coauthor, with Wayne C. Booth and�Joseph M. Williams, of the best-selling guide The Craft of Research,�published by the University of Chicago Press.

Preface: Teaching the Craft of Argumen?
A Message to Student?
Acknowledgments
The Nature of Argument: Introduction
Argument and Rationality
What Is Argument? What Good Is Argument?
Arguments Help Us Think Critically
Arguments Help us Sustain Communities
Arguments Define Academic and Professional Communities
Arguments Enable Democracy What's Not an Argument?: Three Forms of Persuasion That Are Not Arguments
Arguments and Explanations
Arguments and Stories
Arguments and Visual Images
WRITING PROCESS: Argument and Critical Thinking
Thinking and Talking
Reading and Researching
Preparing and Planning
Drafting
Revising
Working Collaboratively
Inquiries: Reflections
Tasks
Projects Focus on Writing in a Nutshell
Argument as Civil Conversation
The Five Questions of Argument
The Roots of Argument in Civil Conversation
Review: Modeling an Argument
The Core of an Argument: Claim + Reason + Evidence
Dialogue with Readers: Acknowledgment + Response
Explaining Logic: Warrants Crafting Written Arguments
Thickening Your Argument
Writing Process: Argument as Civil Conversation
Thinking and Talking
Preparing and Planning
Drafting
Revising
Inquiries: Reflections, Tasks, Projects
Focus on Writing Sample Essays in A Nutshell
Motivating Your Argument
Two Kinds of Problems
How Practical and Conceptual Problems Motivate Arguments
The Two-Part Structure of Practical Problems
The Two-Part Structure of Conceptual Problems
How To Identify Motivating Costs or Consequences by Asking So What? Framing Problems in Introductions
The Core of an Introduction: Conditions and Costs
The Outer Frame of an Introduction: Common Ground and Solution Conclusions
Introductions and Conclusions as Ways of Thinking
Problem-Posing Versus Problem-Solving Arguments
Writing Process: Motivating Your Argument
Reading and Research
Preparing and Planning
Drafting
Revising
Working Collaboratively
Inquiries: Reflections, Tasks, Projects
Focus on Writing Sample Essays in a Nutshell
Developing Your Argument: Introduction
The Core of Your Argument: Finding and Stating A Claim
Exploring Claims Without Rushing to Judgment
What Kind of Claim Does Your Problem Require?
Is Your Claim Pragmatic or Conceptual?
How Strongly Do You Want Your Readers to Accept Your Claim? What Counts as a Claim Worth Considering? What Does a Thoughtful Claim Look Like?
Is Your Claim Conceptually Rich?
Is Your Claim Logically Rich?
Is Your Claim Appropriately Qualified?
Writing Process: Finding and Stating Claims
Drafting
Revising
Inquiries: Reflections, Tasks, Projects
Focus on Writing Sample Essays in a Nutshell
The Core of Your Argument: Reasons and Evidence
Supporting Claims Reasons and Evidence as Forms of Support
Distinguishing Reasons and Evidence
Distinguishing Evidence and Reports of It
Direct and Reported Evidence Multiple Reasons
Reasons in Parallel
Reasons in Sequence
The Deep Complexity of Serious Arguments Using Reasons to Help Readers Understand Evidence
Writing Process: Reasons and Evidance Preparing and Planning Drafting: Integrating Quotations into Your Sentences
Avoiding Inadvertent Plagiarism Revising
Inquiries: Reflections, Tasks, Projects
Focus on Writing Sample Essays in a Nutshell
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