Four by Four: Practical Methods for Writing Persuasively

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ABC-CLIO, Feb 23, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 76 pages
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In Four by Four: Practical Methods for Writing Persuasively, well-known authors and teachers of writing Joyce Armstrong Carroll and Edward E. Wilson provide a practical guide to teaching students how to write persuasively. Organized in four chapters, each containing four sections, the text opens with a history of rhetoric that serves as a logical preface to the persuasive writing basics, guides, and patterns presented in the remainder of the book.

It covers topics such as the Carroll/Wilson Inquiry Schemata as a data collection technique for persuasive writing, planning and organizing a persuasive paper, strategies for efficient editing, and writing the conclusion. Appropriate for educators who work with fourth-grade through college-level students in English and social studies, this guidebook spotlights the research process, a 21st-century skill that teachers should teach collaboratively with their school librarians.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Four Historical Influences on Persuasion
3
The Four Basics of the Persuasive Essay
15
Four Guides for Writing Persuasively
27
Four Patterns for Teaching the Persuasive Essay
39
A Suggested Mnemonic Device for Students to Remember the Major Rhetoricians or a Quick Guide for Debaters
61
Registers of Language Defined
63
Persuasive Theses
65
The Major Fallacies
67
References
71
Index
73
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
77
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Joyce Armstrong Carroll, EdD, HLD, is codirector of Abydos Learning International, formerly the New Jersey Writing Project in Texas (NJWPT), with Edward E. Wilson.

Edward E. Wilson is codirector of Abydos Learning International, formerly the New Jersey Writing Project in Texas (NJWPT), with Joyce Armstrong Carroll.

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