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The market-leading guide to arguments,Writing Arguments, Brief edition, 8/e, has proven highly successful in teaching readers to read arguments critically and to produce effective arguments of their own. The text teaches how to write better arguments, and how to research for arguments.
Table of Contents
|Overview of Argument|
|Argument: An Introduction What Do We Mean by Argument?|
|Argument Is Not a Fight or a Quarrel Argument Is Not Pro-Con Debate Arguments|
|Can Be Explicit or Implicit|
|Let the Facts Decide, Not Fear The Defining Features of Argument Argument Requires Justification of Its Claims Argument|
|Is Both a Process and a Product Argument Combines Truth Seeking and Persuasion Argument and the Problem of Truth|
|A Successful Process of Argumentation: The Well-Functioning Committee|
|ldquo;Petition to Waive the University Mathematics Requirementrdquo;|
|Argument as Inquiry: Reading and Exploring Finding Issues to Explore|
|Do Some Initial Brainstorming|
|Be Open to the Issues All Around You|
|Explore Ideas by Freewriting|
|Explore Ideas by Idea-Mapping|
|Explore Ideas by Playing the Believing and Doubting Game Placing Texts in a Rhetorical Context|
|Genres of Argument|
|Cultural Contexts: Who Writes Arguments and Why?|
|Analyzing Rhetorical Context and Genre Reading to Believe an Argumentrsquo;s Claims|
|Summary Writing as a Way of Reading to Believe|
|Practicing Believing: Willing Your Own Belief in the Writerrsquo;s Views Reading to Doubt Thinking Dialectically|
|Questions to Stimulate Dialectic Thinking|
|Why Blame Mexico?|
|Three Ways to Foster Dialectic Thinking|
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