Argumentation and Debate: Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making
Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 478 pages
This text presents a clear and concise explanation of argumentation and provides models for good argumentation, particularly as it applies to academic debate.
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Applied and Academic Debate
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