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 proof, and writing and revising numerous varieties of argumentative papers. the second one version de-emphasizes the language of formal good judgment, and the entire readings, examples, and routines were up-to-date. extra insurance has been given to refutation. common in either complex composition and moment semester freshman classes.

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Moreover, she doesn't regret being late or feel she should offer any apologies. She doesn't take care of her possessions, but expects others to do it for her and is upset when they don't. She doesn't concern herself with plans, and often doesn't carry out her part in them. She goes places without the money needed for the trip and relies on others to see she returns. Often she leaves without telling anyone where she's going or when she'll return. We can see this paragraph as a series of claims, some of which support others.

A high-school student body should not be characterized as "sports crazy" if only 300 out of 3,000 students regularly attend sporting events. In Chapter 4, where we examine the exact wording of some sample claims, we will have more to say about the choice of examples for support. For now, the main point to keep in mind is that behind every example brought in to support a claim, there must be an assumption, or declaration or even defense of its typicality. If typicality is strong enough, even one example will suffice.

4. Grounds, reasons, or, as they are sometimes formally called, premises that support the thesis. The Thesis Statement Every argument, no matter how long or how complicated, has a single, overriding thesis. " Whether in the form of a letter to the editor, a term paper, a scholarly article, a book review, or the book itself, all arguments can be summed up in a single statement that the whole discourse is designed to support. Edward Gibbon's multivolume Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, John Stuart Mill's eloquent essay On Liberty, Sigmund Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents, E.

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