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Writing Arguments A Rhetoric with Readings

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ISBN-10: 0205171494

ISBN-13: 9780205171491

Edition: 6th 2012 (Revised)

Authors: John D. Ramage, John C. Bean, June Johnson

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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.
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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: 1.254
Language: English

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
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