Writing arguments: a rhetoric with readings

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Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 759 pages
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"The market leader in argumentative rhetoric/readers, Writing Arguments has been praised for its clear explanation of the Toulmin model, separate chapters on reading and writing arguments, and a wealth of interesting student and professional examples. (Regular edition: includes the rhetoric plus an anthology of 58 arguments on contemporary issues.)" Writing Arguments presents four approaches to argument: the enthymeme; Toulmin's system of analyzing arguments; the categories of claims; and the three classical appeals of logos, pathos, and ethos. Focusing on argument as a social act, the book treats argument as a means of clarification and truth-seeking as well as a means of persuading audiences, and shows students the power of inquiry and discovery." For anyone interested in argumentation.

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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, Concise Edition (4th Edition)

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

For a debate-idiot like myself this was great. For help with critical thinking and exploring the other side of an issue (for example, after going back and forth many times fairly deeply on each side ... Read full review


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Argument and the Problem of Truth

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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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