Writing Arguments, Brief Edition A Rhetoric with Readings

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-07
  • Publisher: Longman
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The market-leading guide to arguments,Writing Arguments, Brief edition, 8/e, has proven highly successful in teaching readers to read arguments critically and to produce effective arguments of their own. The text teaches how to write better arguments, and how to research for arguments.

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
ldquo;Petition to Waive the University Mathematics Requirementrdquo;
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
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