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The market leader in argumentative rhetorics,Writing Argumentshas proven highly successful in teaching students to read arguments critically and to produce effective arguments of their own. With its student-friendly tone, clear explanations, high-interest readings and examples, and well-sequenced critical thinking and writing assignments,Writing Argumentsoffers a time-tested approach to argument that is interesting and accessible to students and eminently teachable for instructors.
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 Gordon Adams (student)|
|Petition to Waive the University Mathematics Requirement|
|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 Writing Assignment: An Argument Summary or Formal Exploratory|
|Should the United States Grant Legal Status to Undocumented Immigrant Workers? &|
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