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Essentials of Argument

Essentials of Argument - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131777514

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
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Essentials of Argument - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131777514

Nancy Wood

ISBN13: 978-0131777514
ISBN10: 0131777513
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

For courses in Freshman Composition and Argumentative Writing.

This efficient text provides instruction in reading, critical thinking, and writing about argumentative issues in a clear, student-friendly manner. Students will learn to identify topics of personal and social consequence, to read and form reactions and opinions of their own, to analyze a potential audience, and to write argument papers that express their individual view and perspective. Essentials of Argument, 1/E, contains ten chapters, each accompanied by class exercises and writing assignments. Research methods are introduced early; students learn to locate, print, and evaluate online materials and avoid plagiarism. Appendices teach MLA and APA styles, summarize major ideas about argument, and provide a list of 100 potential topics for argument papers.

Table of Contents

I. UNDERSTANDING ARGUMENT AND CONDUCTING RESEARCH.

1. Recognizing Argument and Finding Issues.
2. The Rhetorical Situation: Understanding Audience and Context.
3. Learning More about Issues: Research, Reading, Thinking, Writing.
4. Writing the Exploratory Paper.

II. USING ARGUMENT THEORY FOR READING AND WRITING.

5. The Toulmin Model of Argument: Understanding the Parts.
6. The Types of Claims: Establishing Purpose and Organization.
7. The Types of Proof: Supporting the Claim.

III. WRITING AND PRESENTING ARGUMENTS.

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