The Genre of Argument

The Genre of Argument

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THE GENRE OF ARGUMENT is a rhetoric that defines the distinguishing characteristics of the argument paper, which students can understand easily once they are aware of its context and purpose. By looking at argument as a genre, students gain insight into how purpose influences many features of successful argumentative writin. Students are led to find the problem within a topic and develop a position or thesis in response to that situation. The overt consideration of genre will help students to apply generic conventions in a multiplicity of contexts.For example, if you are writing an essay arguing that children in public schools should be required to wear school uniforms, you should indicate to your reader that you know a lot about the controversy concerned with school uniforms.

Title:The Genre of Argument
Author:Irene L. Clark
Publisher:Heinle & Heinle Pub - 1997-08-01


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