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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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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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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