Inventing Arguments

Inventing Arguments

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Organized around common rhetorical situations that occur all around us, INVENTING ARGUMENTS shows students that argument is a living process rather than a form to be modeled. The texta€™s focus on invention teaches students to recognize the rhetorical elements of any argumentative situation and apply the tools of argument effectively in their own writing. Students are introduced to the basic layers of argument in early chapters, with material arranged into increasingly sophisticated topics beginning with the most obvious or explicit layers (claims) and moving to more implied or hidden layers (assumptions, values, beliefs, ideology). By the time they finish Part 1, your students will have a thorough understanding of argument, which they can then apply to the invention projects in Chapters 7-12. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.For example, a writer may insert a word in a quoted passage to clarify a vague pronoun or to give a brief explanation. ... As in this passage from an essay byjay Harrington, writers often use a colon before block quotes: As Pat Blashill notes in anbsp;...

Title:Inventing Arguments
Author:John Mauk, John Metz
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-01-01


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