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For Argument's Sake: A Guide to Writing Effective Arguments, by Mayberry, 5th Edition

Mayberry, Katherine

ISBN 10: 0321245091 / ISBN 13: 9780321245090
Published by Longman, 2005
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Title: For Argument's Sake: A Guide to Writing ...

Publisher: Longman

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Teacher's Edition

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This concise, student-friendly rhetoric provides clear, highly practical advice for writing arguments, including the four most common types: factual, causal, evaluation, and recommendation. Structured around the three main phases of writing — focusing, supporting, and reviewing, For Argument's Sake helps readers find and focus a claim, identify an audience, work through the support process, and then refine and polish their argument. Numerous sample arguments illustrate the principles and strategies including several pieces written by students. Ideal for individuals looking for a short text offering practical advice on how to write persuasive arguments.


1. An Introduction to Argument An Extended Definition The Classes of Argument Argument through Image The Argument Process Reading Arguments Conclusion 2. Where Writing Begins: Motives and Audience Motives for Writing The Importance of Audience 3. The Claim How Claims Work Classifying your Claim 4. An Argument's Support Some Varieties of Support Supporting your Argument Visually Arranging your Argument's Support Definitions 5. Making Reasonable Arguments: Formal and Informal Logic Formal Logic The Toulmin Model: A Modern Variant of Formal Logic Informal Fallacies 6. Arguing Fact What Is a Fact? Supporting Facts Reported by Primary and Secondary Sources Supporting Personally Experienced Facts Supporting Factual Generalizations Statistics Two Sample Factual Arguments 7. Arguing Cause Determining Cause Distinguishing Among Sufficient Causes Causal Chains Contributing Factors Supporting Causal Claims Arguing Effects Two Sample Causal Arguments 8. Arguing Evaluations Evaluative Subjects and Terms Establishing the Definition of the Evaluative Term Arguing the Evaluation Further Methods of Supporting Evaluations The Varieties of Evaluations Sample Ethical Evaluation Sample Interpretation 9. Arguing Recommendations Audience Needs and Values Recommendations Emphasizing the Present Recommendations Emphasizing the Future Recommendations that Consider Present and Future Two Sample Recommendations 10. Writing and Image The Role of Voice The Virtues and Limitations of Plain Writing Figures of Speech Connotative Language and Slanting The Music of Language 11. Introductions and Conclusions Introductions Conclusions Summaries 12. Revising Writing a First Draft, Revising, and Editing Some Suggestions for Successful Revising An Example of Revision Credits Index

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