Clear Thinking for Composition
Combining logic and composition, this clear, concise, successful text emphasizes critical thinking as the foundation for good writing. Readings reflect contemporary issues, while an acronym-based technique new to this edition offers students a simple, effective way to discover and discredit faulty argument.
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