Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric With Readings

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-07-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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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)
Reading Arguments
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
Writing Arguments
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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