Discovering Arguments : An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Writing

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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The only argument reader, rhetoric, research guide, and handbook that emphasizes style throughtout the text, Discovering Arguments presents the classical persuasive appeals throughout the text while exploring the contributions of Stephen Toulmin and Carl Rogers.

Table of Contents

Communication and Persuasion: Logos, Pathos, Ethos
Noticing and Thinking
The process of thinking
The paradigm shift Communicating Clearly and Effectively
Stop the Clock Specific evidence
Freedom from Choice Writing an Opinion Essay Finding your subject Writing Persuasively
The Persuasive Appeals Logos
Recognizing logos
On Human Survival
Recognizing pathos
If I Told You, Would You Want to Hear?
Making Up for Lost Time Humor as pathos Ethos Recognizing ethos
A Trust Worth Winning New York Times , Editorial
A Moment of Grace Thesis
Statements Evaluating your thesis statement Engaging Your Audience: Titles, Introductions, Conclusions Features of good titles
Title strategies
Titles to avoid Features of good introductions
Introductory strategies
Introductions to avoid Features of good conclusions
Concluding strategies

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