Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings

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Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - College readers - 759 pages
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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..

In 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.

Throughout the book, the authors approach argument rhetorically by emphasizing audience and context at every stage of the construction of an argument. Writing Arguments, D> moves students 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.

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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

User Review  - Michael Tabb - Goodreads

Helpful in its simplicity but often over-simplistic to an extent that it was hard to fully trust as authoritative. Read full review

Contents

An Introduction
3
PART ONE OVERVIEW OF ARGUMENT
10
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).

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