Essential Strategies of Argument

Essential Strategies of Argument

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Offers instruction in understanding, analyzing, and evaluating different types of arguments and guidance in writing arguments. This book introduces students to techniques of critical reading and to various strategies of argument such as types of claims, the Toulmin system, Rogerian analysis of audience, and, inductive and deductive reasoning.For example, the thesis statement aquot;mercy killing, under any circumstances, is not morally permissibleaquot; expresses a value judgment that requires the writer to persuade the audience to agree with a set of moral criteria and then to judge the phenomenon of mercy killing accordingly. Obviously, it is helpful to figure out what kind of question your thesis, and consequently your entire essay, will answer, sinceanbsp;...

Title:Essential Strategies of Argument
Author:Stuart Hirschberg
Publisher:Longman Publishing Group - 1996-01-01


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