Writing Arguments A Rhetoric with Readings

ISBN-10: 0205665764

ISBN-13: 9780205665761

Edition: 8th 2010 (Brief Edition)

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

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Book details

List price: $79.80
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
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
A Successful Process of Argumentation: The Well-Functioning Committee
ldquo;Petition to Waive the University Mathematics Requirementrdquo;
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
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
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