Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings
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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Review: Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with ReadingsUser 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, 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
PART ONE OVERVIEW OF ARGUMENT
Argument and the Problem of Truth
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