9780130452931

Perspectives on Argument

  • ISBN 13:

    9780130452931

  • ISBN 10:

    0130452939

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/01/2002
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div

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Summary

For freshman/sophomore-level writing courses that teach argumentation. This combination rhetoric/reader helps students develop strategies for critical reading, critical thinking, research, and writing that will help them argue clearly and convincingly. It teaches them to identify and develop arguments, to read and form reactions and opinions of their own, to analyze an audience, to seek common ground, and to use a wide, realistic range of techniques to write argument papers that express their individual views and original perspectives on modern issues. The Rhetoric portion includes clear explanations and examples of argument theory and reading and writing processes, research and documentation skills, and offers engaging, class-tested writing assignments and activities. The Reader portion includes 75 reading selections covering seven broad issue areas and 18 more focused areas, all of contemporary concern. Unique chapters discuss student argument styles, Rogerian argument, and argument and literature.

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