For Argument's Sake: A Guide to Writing Effective Arguments / Edition 4

For Argument's Sake: A Guide to Writing Effective Arguments / Edition 4

by Katherine J. Mayberry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321085043

ISBN-13: 9780321085047

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Longman

This concise, reader-friendly rhetoric provides clear, highly practical advice for writing arguments, including the four most common types: factual, causal, evaluation, and recommendation. KEYTOPICS: Structured around the three main phases of writing - focusing, supporting, and reviewing, For Argument's Sake helps readers find

Overview

This concise, reader-friendly rhetoric provides clear, highly practical advice for writing arguments, including the four most common types: factual, causal, evaluation, and recommendation. KEYTOPICS: Structured around the three main phases of writing - focusing, supporting, and reviewing, For Argument's Sake helps readers find and focus a claim, identify an audience, work through the support process, and then refine and polish their argument. Numerous sample arguments illustrate the principles and strategies. This edition features new coverage of conducting and evaluating electronic research and additional writing samples. For those interested in improving their critical thinking, reading and writing skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321085047
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

I.

1. An Introduction to Argument.

2. Where Writing Begins: Motives and Audience.

3. The Claim.

4. An Argument's Support.

5. Making Reasonable Arguments: Formal and Informal Logic.

6. Arguing Facts.

7. Arguing Cause.

8. Arguing Evaluations.

9. Arguing Recommendations.

10. Writing Image.

11. Introductions and Conclusions.

12. Revising.

Index

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