Good Arguments: Making Your Case in Writing and Public Speaking

Good Arguments: Making Your Case in Writing and Public Speaking

by Richard A. Jr. Holland, Benjamin K. Forrest


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This brief introduction to making effective arguments helps readers to understand the basics of sound reasoning and to learn how to use it to persuade others. Practical, inexpensive, and easy-to-read, the book enables students in a wide variety of courses to improve the clarity of their writing and public speaking. It equips readers to formulate firmly grounded, clearly articulated, and logically arranged arguments, avoid fallacious thinking, and discover how to reason well. This supplemental text is especially suitable for use in Christian colleges and seminaries and includes classroom discussion questions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097799
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 552,325
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard A. Holland Jr. (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of philosophy at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

Benjamin K. Forrest (EdD, Liberty University) is associate dean of the College of General Studies and professor of Christian education at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Arguments Are Good
1. The Basics of Good Arguments
2. Reasoning and Logic
3. Fallacies
4. Belief, Fact, and Opinion
5. Defining Your Terms
6. Drawing Analogies
7. Cause and Effect
8. On Good Authority
9. Making Your Case
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