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Writing Logically, Thinking Critically

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780321072375

ISBN10:
0321072375
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/2000
Publisher(s):
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

Preface xiii
Thinking and Writing---A Critical Connection
1(23)
Inference---Critical Thought
24(29)
The Structure of Argument
53(31)
Written Argument
84(36)
The Language of Argument---Definition
120(19)
Fallacious Arguments
139(29)
Deductive and Inductive Argument
168(37)
The Language of Argument: Style
205(21)
Research and Documentation
226(27)
Index 253


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