A Rhetoric of Argument (2nd Edition) by Jeanne Fahnestock, Marie Secor

By Jeanne Fahnestock, Marie Secor

This composition textual content specializes in argument and persuasion utilizing examples, workouts, readings, and writing assignments. The textual content courses scholars via constructing a thesis, discovering and organizing facts, and writing and revising numerous types of argumentative papers. the second one variation de-emphasizes the language of formal common sense, and the entire readings, examples, and workouts were up-to-date. extra assurance has been given to refutation. known in either complicated composition and moment semester freshman classes.

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But even the side that wins this argument has not established a truth, only the probable wisdom of a particular choice. " Nice thesis, but no argument. An argument needs a human audience, someone to convince. Thus, the second essential element of argument i " an audience that the arguer wants to have an effect on, whether to make them believe something, to increase their belief in something, or to urge 24 WHAT WE DO NOT ARGUE ABOUT them to act on that belief. Of course it is possible to argue with oneself, but only by temporarily splitting the self into two personalities, the one waiting to be convinced by the other.

Of course not. Instead you would produce as grounds the dangers of radiation, the likelihood and consequences of a reactor accident, and the problems of nuclear-waste disposal. " Policies concerniny nuclear power should not rest on personal grounds. A Personal Statement That Masquerades as Arguhble The pronoun "I" appears in none of the following statements. 1. Red is a terrific color. 2. Variegated peanut butter ice cream is the pits. 3. St. Laurent's "Opium" is the most exquisite of perfumes.

Looking through the closets, you would notice the arrangement according to color from the lightest yellows to the blacks. You would also notice numerous tags hanging from the articles which haven't been worn yet. CLAIMS ABOUT THE NATURE OF THINGS - 39 My roommate is an understanding person. She is always around and eager to help when one needs someone to talk to. She is patient with those that others cannot be patient with. She does little things for people out of the goodness of her heart. She is the type of girl that others gravitate toward because of her sympathetic attitude.

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