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Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric With Readings/Concise Edition

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780205317479

ISBN10:
0205317472
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

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

PART ONE OVERVIEW OF ARGUMENT 1(60)
Argument: An Introduction
3(16)
Reading Arguments
19(19)
Writing Arguments
38(23)
PART TWO PRINCIPLES OF ARGUMENT 61(74)
The Core of an Argument: A Claim with Reasons
61(12)
The Logical Structure of Arguments
73(13)
Evidence in Arguments
86(15)
Moving Your Audience: Audience-Based Reasons, Ethos, and Pathos
101(15)
Accommodating Your Audience: Treating Differing Views
116(19)
PART THREE ARGUMENTS IN DEPTH: SIX TYPES OF CLAIMS 135(115)
An Introduction to the Types of Claims
137(9)
Categorical and Definitional Arguments: X Is (Is Not) a Y
146(21)
Causal Arguments: X Causes (Does Not Cause) Y
167(20)
Resemblance Arguments: X Is (Is Not) like Y
187(13)
Evaluation Arguments: X Is (Is Not) a Good Y
200(15)
Proposal Arguments: We Should (Should Not) Do X
215(23)
Ethical Arguments
238(12)
APPENDIXES 250(29)
Appendix 1 Informal Fallacies
250(7)
Appendix 2 A Concise Guide to Evaluating and Documenting Sources
257(22)
Index 279


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