Effective Argument: A Writer's Guide with Readings

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The writing and reading of arguments is often a challenging task. This book helps hone critical reading and writing skills for novices writers. Part One offers readers instruction on how to read arguments critically and to write them effectively. Part Two offers more than 50 readings divided into four groups: speaking up; taking sides; varying voices; and classical arguments. New material includes a section on citing electronic sources; 28 new readings; and a new organization. Writers interested in polishing their argument style and their critical reading skills.

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The Argumentation Process
Finding and Stating the Claim

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