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Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings, Concise Edition, 7/e integrates four different approaches to argument: the enthymeme as a logical structure, the classical concepts of logos, pathos, and ethos, the Toulmin system, and stasis theory. Focusing on argument as dialogue in search of solutions instead of a pro-con debate with winners and losers, it is consistently praised for teaching the critical-thinking skills needed for writing arguments. Major assignment chapters each focus on one or two classical stases (e.g. definition, resemblance, causal, evaluation, and policy). Each concept is immediately reinforced with discussion prompts, and each chapter ends with multiple comprehensive writing assignments.
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Table of Contents
Part One: Overview of Argument
Chapter 1 Argument: An Introduction
Chapter 2 Argument As Inquiry: Reading And Exploring
Part Two: Writing an Argument
Chapter 3 The Core Of An Argument: A Claim With Reasons
Chapter 4 The Logical Structure Of Arguments
Chapter 5 Using Evidence Effectively
Chapter 6 Moving Your Audience: Ethos, Pathos, And Kairos
Chapter 7 Responding To Objections And Alternative Views
Part Three: Analyzing Arguments
Chapter 8 Analyzing Arguments Rhetorically
Chapter 9 Analyzing Visual Arguments
Part Four: Arguments in Depth: Types of Claims
Chapter 10 An Introduction To The Types Of Claims
Chapter 11 Definition And Resemblance Arguments
Chapter 12 Causal Arguments
Chapter 13 Evaluation And Ethical Arguments
Chapter 14 Proposal Arguments
Appendix 1 Informal Fallacies
Appendix 2 A Concise Guide to Evaluating, Using, and Documenting Sources