Aims of Argument: Text and Reader, 2003 MLA Update

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2003 - Reference - 894 pages
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Provides an introduction to argumentation with coverage of the aims, or purposes, of argument: to inquire, to convince, to persuade, and to mediate. This work focuses on aims to provide rhetorical context that helps students write, as well as read, arguments. It reflects the format of the Modern Language Association documentation style.

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User Review  - AngieK - LibraryThing

This is a fairly decent text to teach argument from. I liked the anthologized section in the back, which gathers articles in themed sections. It was quite helpful to have several articles on the same theme to assign to students. Read full review

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

Having taught composition with three texts, I'd have to say this is the best of them. The student examples included or not all that well written, and may set a low bar (or at least seem to) for quite ... Read full review


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