Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings / Edition 9

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The market-leading guide to arguments, Writing Arguments ,9/e has proven highly successful in teaching readers to read arguments critically and to produce effective arguments of their own.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205171637
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 10/21/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 48,785
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John C. Bean is an emeritus professor of English at Seattle University, where he held the title of “Consulting Professor of Writing and Assessment.” He has an undergraduate degree from Stanford (1965) and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington (1972). He is the author of Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, 2nd edition (Jossey-Bass, 2011). He is also the co-author of three widely-used composition textbooks–Writing Arguments, The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing, and Reading Rhetorically. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on writing in the disciplines as well as on literary subjects. His current research interests focus on pedagogical strategies for teaching undergraduate research including quantitative literacy, disciplinary methods of inquiry and argument, and the problem of “transfer of learning” as students move through and across a curriculum. He has delivered lectures and conducted workshops on writing-across-the-curriculum throughout the United States and Canada as well as for universities in Germany, Bangladesh, and Ghana. In 2010 his article “Messy Problems and Lay Audiences: Teaching Critical Thinking within the Finance Curriculum” (co-authored with colleagues from finance and economics) won the 2009 McGraw-Hill — Magna Publications Award for the year’s best “scholarly work on teaching and learning.”

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Overview of Argument 1
Ch. 1 Argument: An Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Reading Arguments 24
Ch. 3 Writing Arguments 52
Pt. II Principles of Argument 79
Ch. 4 The Core of an Argument: A Claim with Reasons 81
Ch. 5 The Logical Structure of Arguments 95
Ch. 6 Evidence in Argument 113
Ch. 7 Moving Your Audience: Audience-Based Reasons, Ethos, and Pathos 145
Ch. 8 Accommodating Your Audience: Treating Differing Views 166
Pt. III Arguments in Depth: Five Categories of Claims 189
Ch. 9 Using the Categories of Claims to Generate Ideas 191
Ch. 10 Definition Arguments: X Is/Is Not a Y 198
Ch. 11 Causal Arguments: X Causes/Does Not Cause Y 228
Ch. 12 Resemblance Arguments: X Is/Is Not Like Y 264
Ch. 13 Evaluation Arguments: X Is/Is Not a Good Y 281
Ch. 14 Proposal Arguments: "We Should/Should Not Do X" 304
Ch. 15 Ethical Arguments 339
Pt. IV Writing from Sources: The Argument as a Formal Research Paper 355
Ch. 16 Finding and Selecting Sources: The Library and the Internet 357
Ch. 17 Using and Documenting Sources 380
Appendixes 421
Appendix 1 Logical Fallacies 421
Appendix 2 The Writing Community: Working in Groups 435
Pt. V An Anthology of Arguments 453
Credits 709
Index 713
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