The Purposeful Argument: A Practical Guide, Brief Edition

The Purposeful Argument: A Practical Guide, Brief Edition

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Emphasizing the practical and the local, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, BRIEF EDITION, 2E effectively brings argument into real life with community-based writing activities, illustrating that the tools and skills of argument are critical to readers today-and well beyond. With a focus on accessibility, the text encourages students to argue in response to issues in a variety of environments-school, workplace, family, neighborhood, social-cultural, consumer, and concerned citizen-and learn how argument can become an essential negotiating skill in everyday life. It offers thorough treatments of Toulmin-based and Rogerian approaches to argument as well as teaches the value of fully understanding the opposition, the importance of aiming for the middle ground, and how to use a microhistory to forge an unconventional position. The only introduction to argument written with the todaya€™s diverse student body in mind, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT uses vivid explanations, detailed examples, and practical exercises to guide students step by step through the process of building an effective argument. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.... Claim 181 Write an Exploratory Essay 183 Sample Exploratory Essay 184 8 Consider Toulmin-Based Argument 187 ... Middle Ground Argument, Rogerian Argument, and Argument Based on a Microhistory 205 Middle Ground Argument anbsp;...

Title:The Purposeful Argument: A Practical Guide, Brief Edition
Author:Harry Phillips, Patricia Bostian
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2014-01-01


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