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The market-leading guide to arguments, "Writing Arguments" has proven highly successful in teaching readers to read arguments critically and to produce effective arguments of their own. Teaches readers to write better arguments. How to write arguments; how to do research for arguments; an anthology of argumentative readings. Anyone interested in writing better arguments.
Table of Contents
|Denotes selections new to this edition|
|Most chapters end with "Conclusion."|
|Overview Of Argument|
|Argument: An Introduction|
|What Do We Mean by Argument?|
|Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est|
|The Defining Features of Argument|
|Argument and the Problem of Truth|
|A Successful Process of Argumentation: The Well-Functioning Committee|
|Gordon Adams, Petition to Waive the University Math Requirement (Student Essay)|
|Why Reading Arguments Is Important for Writers|
|Strategy 1: Reading as a Believer|
|Lisa Turner, Playing with Our Food|
|Strategy 2: Reading as a Doubter|
|Strategy 3: Exploring How Rhetorical Context and Genre Shape the Argument|
|Strategy 4: Seeking Out Alternative Views and Analyzing Sources of Disagreement|
|Council for Biotechnology Information, Would It Surprise You That Growing Soybeans Can Help the Environment? (Advocacy Advertisement)|
|Council for Biotechnology Information, Biotech Labeling: Why Biotech Labeling Can Confuse Consumers|
|An Analysis of the Sources of Disagreement between Lisa Turner and the Council for Biotechnology Information (Sample Analysis Essay)|
|Strategy 5: Using Disagreement Productively to Prompt Further Investigation|
|Who Writes Arguments and Why?|
|Tips for Improving Your Writing Process|
|Using Exploratory Writing to Discover Ideas and Deepen Thinking|
|Shaping Your Argument: Classical Argument as a Planning Tool|
|Discovering Ideas: Two Sets of Exploratory Writing Tasks|
|Writing Assignments For ChapterS 1-3|
|Principles Of Argument|
|The Core of an Argument: A Claim with Reasons|
|The Rhetorical Triangle|
|Issue Questions as the Origins of Argument|
|Difference between a Genuine Argument and a Pseudo-Argument|
|Frame of an Argument: A Claim Supported by Reasons|
|Application of This Chapter's Principles to Your Own Writing|
|Application of This Chapter's Principles to the Reading of Arguments|
|The Logical Structure of Arguments|
|Overview of Logos: What Do We Mean by the "Logical Structure" of an Argument?|
|Adopting a Language for Describing Arguments: The Toulmin System|
|Using Toulmin's Schema to Determine a Strategy of Support|
|The Power of Audience-Based Reasons|
|Using Evidence Effectively|
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