Writing arguments: a rhetoric with readings

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Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - Fiction - 473 pages
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Key Benefit: The market leader in argumentative rhetorics, Writing Arguments has proven highly successful in teaching individuals to read arguments critically and to produce effective arguments of their own. Key Topics: In its reader-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. Throughout the book, the authors approach argument rhetorically by emphasizing audience and context at every stage of the construction of an argument. Writing Arguments moves readers beyond a simplistic debate model of argument to a view of argument as inquiry and consensus-building as well as persuasion, in which the arguer negotiates with others in search of the best solutions to problems. Key Market: Individuals interested in developing their argumentative writing skills.

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Review: Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings

User Review  - Julie Platt - Goodreads

Used in my writing 2010 class, a good guide for rhetorical writing and a thorough breakdown of writing dynamics. Also a helpful MLA/ALA guide in the back. I keep it around. Read full review

Review: Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings (8th Edition)

User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

Actually it is the 5th Edition. I really did enjoy learning about the different types of argument, and the elements of rhetoric. I found this book to have a lot of real life application. Read full review

Contents

An Introduction
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PART ONE OVERVIEW OF ARGUMENT
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Argument and the Problem of Truth
12
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

JOHN C. BEAN is professor of English at Seattle University, where he directs the writing program and chairs the Task Force on Teaching and Learning. He is coauthor (with John D. Ramage) of Writing Arguments (3rd ed., 1995) and Form and Surprise in Composition (1986).