- By Laurie G. Kirszner Stephen R. Mandell

Practical Argument: A Text and Anthology

  • Title: Practical Argument: A Text and Anthology
  • Author: Laurie G. Kirszner Stephen R. Mandell
  • ISBN: 9780312570927
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Practical Argument A Text and Anthology From the best selling authors of the most successful reader in America comes Practical Argument No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandell and Practical Argument

    From the best selling authors of the most successful reader in America comes Practical Argument No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandell, and Practical Argument simplifies the study of argument A straightforward, full color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise driven, thematically focused, stepFrom the best selling authors of the most successful reader in America comes Practical Argument No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandell, and Practical Argument simplifies the study of argument A straightforward, full color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise driven, thematically focused, step by step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument In clear, concise, no nonsense language, Practical Argument focuses on basic principles of classical argument and introduces alternative methods of argumentation Practical Argument forgoes the technical terminology that confuses students and instead explains concepts in understandable, everyday language, illustrating them with examples that are immediately relevant to students lives.

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    1. This textbook is a very good guide to argumentative writing. It has a good summary for students of the rhetorical triangle, ethical arguments, and common logical fallacies. Some of the readings they offer in the essays I find questionable. One example that comes to mind is that in place of an essay the editors have put in a transcript of a speech that one of their students gave with slides from the speech. And not in a section dedicated to student examples. Um why? I applaud good students, but i [...]

    2. This book is well organized both informationally and artistically. My students really appreciated it's formatting and how much information it contained. I highly recommend!

    3. Another semester as an adjunct, another completely new rhet/comp textbook thrown my way. No matter, this one is actually good! This isn't as advanced a book as I would like for it to be, but it is still quite solid, which is really all you can ask for. It breaks down all of the major rhetorical concepts in an understandable way and gives lots and lots (and lots) of essays as examples. This includes a sample essay that has its component parts labeled to illustrate exactly what's going on. VERY us [...]

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