9780073383842

The Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073383842

  • ISBN10:

    0073383848

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/9/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

The Aims of Argument focuses on the aimsor purposesof argument: to inquire, to convince, to persuade, and to mediate. In contrast to other books' pedagogy, Aims emphasizes rhetorical contexts, helping students become experts in reading, analyzing, and writing arguments.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Resources for Reading and Writing Arguments

1. Understanding Argument

2. Reading an Argument

3. Analyzing an Argument: The Toulmin Method

4. Writing a Critique

5. Reading and Writing about Visual Arguments

6. Writing Research-Based Arguments

7. Ethical Writing and Plagiarism

Part 2: The Aims of Argument

8. Joining the Conversation: Arguing to Inquire

9. Making Your Case: Arguing to Convince

10. Motivating Action: Arguing to Persuade

11. Resolving Conflict: Arguing to Mediate

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