Writing arguments a rhetoric with readings 9th edition

Customer Book Reviews Thoughtful, articulate, and readable rhetoric. Edwards on Nov 17, "Writing Arguments" shines like a beacon in the dark and murky waters of composition textbooks. By encouraging students to locate common ground warrants between themselves and their real or imagined audience, this book sets them up to engage in rhetoric as participants in a broader civic culture.

Writing arguments a rhetoric with readings 9th edition

The text teaches how to write better arguments, and how to research for arguments.

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Customer Book Reviews Thoughtful, articulate, and readable rhetoric. Edwards on Nov 17, "Writing Arguments" shines like a beacon in the dark and murky waters of composition textbooks. By encouraging students to locate common ground warrants between themselves and their real or imagined audience, this book sets them up to engage in rhetoric as participants in a broader civic culture.

And this is the rhetoric that will ultimately equip them to survive in the real world--where knowing what a client or an opponent wants and believes is critical to "winning" the argument in a lasting and productive way.

But that, afterall, is why we teachers are there. Mine is an older edition and the technology aspect is dated, but nonetheless, I turn often to this book to guide me through argument preparation. Though certainly intended for classroom study, this book is also useful outside the classroom.

I have prepared a fair number of arguments for political presentation and have found this to be a useful volume. Extremly helpful By Avogt2 on Jan 11, I have just started reading the first 4 chapters. It sticks to the point of what you need with learning how to write a successful argumentation paper.

I picked it up because I needed it for my freshman composition class. For that, it serves a purpose, but I do not particularly like this book. I love to write. Absolutely love it, and I am always interested in books that can help me become a better writer. This book, however, is a confusing read.

It has a monotonous design: Sample essays are, of course, always nice, but they are peppered throughout the book to an exhausting degree. The writing is technical and uninspiring.

I found that I learned more about ethos, pathos and logos by listening to my instructor than by browsing through the overly-complicated text in this book. Some books are designed to look interesting and to excite you into reading them. This one is unfortunately not one of them. College Composition By Katt on Oct 15, Another book I purchased for my daughter to assist her in her dual enrollment class.

High school in the morning and College in the afternoon. Helpful tool By Brandy C. Brandt on Jan 15, I had to get this book for an English class and it proved extremely informative and helpful when assigned to write a research paper.

Not a great textbook By James Smithe on Nov 09, I forced to use this book when i was TAing for a comp class and while i believe its a good start for people, i feel the book is too convoluted to reach its target audience effectively.

The information is presented in a very dull and drawn out manner that doesnt do much for a freshmen comp audience. The only good thing about this book is it broaches a wide variety of arguments and helps show students just how many different kinds of arguments they can make, but the length of the book makes it a difficult text to use for intro classes and the topic makes it meaningless for more advanced composition classes.

It fails to reach its intended argument. I teach an argument-based research composition course and this text has improved the effectiveness of my teaching methods while at the same time making learning enjoyable for my students.

The text is easy to read and uses language familiar with students of all ages I teach at a community college and as a result the age range is tremendous.

In addition, the book includes relevant examples that students can further relate to.

writing arguments a rhetoric with readings 9th edition

I have taught this course previously using another textbook for three semesters and I dreaded the use of the previous textbook.

Now, teaching this course, while using this text for the first time, I get excited creating my class agenda. The activities included in the text allows for the students to foster dynamic discussion.

I look forward to continuing using this text.COUPON: Rent Writing Arguments A Rhetoric with Readings, Brief Edition 9th edition () and save up to 80% on textbook rentals and 90% on used textbooks. Get FREE 7-day instant eTextbook access!Book Edition: 9th Edition. Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings / Edition 9 The market leader in argumentative rhetoric/readers, Writing Arguments has been praised for its clear explanation of the Toulmin model, separate chapters on reading and writing arguments, and a wealth of interesting student and professional examples.2/5(1).

Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings, 10/e integrates four different approaches to argument: the enthymeme as a logical structure, the classical concepts of logos, pathos, and ethos, the Toulmin system, and stasis theory.

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