9780673980694

Writing Logically, Thinking Critically

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  • ISBN13:

    9780673980694

  • ISBN10:

    0673980693

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/1996
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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Summary

This concise, accessible text teaches how to write logical, cohesive arguments and how to evaluate the arguments of others. Key Benefits: Integrating writing skills with critical thinking skills, this practical book teaches how to draw logical inferences, identify premises and conclusions and use language precisely. Readers also learn how to identify fallacies and to distinguish between inductive and deductive reasoning. Ideal for any composition class that emphasizes argument, this text includes coverage of writing style and rhetoric, logic, literature, research and documentation. Key Topics: Research Documentation Argument

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents vii
Preface xiii
Thinking and Writing---A Critical Connection
1(16)
Inference
17(19)
The Structure of Argument
36(25)
Written Argument
61(28)
Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
89(12)
Deductive Argument
101(23)
Inductive Argument
124(16)
Logical Fallacies
140(28)
Language: Meaning and Style
168(31)
Appendix I Research and Documentation 199(6)
Appendix II He or She? 205(2)
Selected Answers 207(6)
Credit 213(4)
Index 217

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