From inquiry to argument

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Allyn & Bacon, Nov 2, 1998 - Fiction - 566 pages
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How do lawyers construct closing arguments? How do literary critics substantiate their original claims? How do op ed writers convince others that their arguments are valid and credible? The answers are clear: Through inquiry, research, analysis, and composition.From Inquiry to Argumentblends inquiry, research, and argument by interweaving a discussion of argumentation strategies with instruction in critical thinking and research skills and with writing tasks important to research and argument.This book's approach gives readers a reason to research - to find ideas and information for their arguments - and also helps them build better arguments through analysis. This book covers academic documentation in both MLA and APA styles, while also addressing informal means of citation. Numerous professional readings, as well as nine writing samples, expose readers to different types of writing and provide a base for primary research. The coverage of argument addresses such related topics as critical thinking, logic and fallacies, and the appeals, and presents Toulmin logic as a touchstone for the discussion of argument.Lawyers, business professionals, instructors of critical reading and writing, and anyone else involved with formal or informal persuasive writing and debating.

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Contents

q_ Chapter 1 Inquiry and Argument
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The Subject of Argument
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O m
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Reading as Inquiry
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Techniques for Inquiry into Texts 52
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Chapiev 8 Writing to Refute Inquire and Moderate Opposing Ideas
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Chapter 7 The Logic of Argument
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Q Conditional Arguments
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O Activities
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Chapter 10 Examining Style in Argument
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LU
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Arguing versus Persuading
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Assignments
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Inquiring into Meaning
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O When to Choose Paraphrase
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ALBERT SHANKER Are American Schools Too Easy?
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Dan Quayle Was Right
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Chapters Inquiring about Facts and Information
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CO
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Reactions and Opinions
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Toulmin Logic
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O Expressing and Responding to Values
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o i
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SHARON A SHEEHAN Another Kind of Sex Ed
252
KARLAVERMEULEN Growing Up in the Shadow of AIDS
258
CHRISTOPHER LASCH The Lost Art of Political Argument
295
Activities
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WILLIAM LUTZ Words and the World
415
ED ANGER Fry Death Row Creeps in Electric Bleachers
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in the Civic Discourse Community
427
Evaluating Sources For Level
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Readings
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Planning the Research
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Activities
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Writing the Rough Draft
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DC
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Formats
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Scholarly Article in a Separately Paged Journal 518 Scholarly Article in
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Revising and Editing the Draft
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Activities
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Credits
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u Readings
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Index
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