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Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings

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The market-leading guide to arguments, Writing Arguments ,8/e has proven highly successful in teaching readers to read arguments critically and to produce effective arguments of their own.

Paperback, 674 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Longman Publishing Group (first published 1989)
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Nov 04, 2012 Valerie rated it really liked it
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I use this in my comp classes now. I'm required to, but I like it for its timely examples and its concise explanations of various aspects of rhetoric, though I'm uncertain whether I'll continue to use it in the future.
Michael Tabb
Helpful in its simplicity but often over-simplistic to an extent that it was hard to fully trust as authoritative.
Julie Kesler
Sep 06, 2011 Julie Kesler rated it liked it
Used in my writing 2010 class, a good guide for rhetorical writing and a thorough breakdown of writing dynamics. Also a helpful MLA/ALA guide in the back. I keep it around.
May 14, 2015 Mohni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very helpful in my writing 101 class in college!
Aug 15, 2010 Dave rated it it was amazing
I have a short classical argumentative essay published in this book, how could I not give it 5 stars!
Jan 17, 2016 Cari marked it as z2015-reads  ·  review of another edition
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ENG 1010
ethos, pathos, logos, kairos. probably not the best textbook for developmental writers, but a good foundation for budding rhetoricians (and anyone else interested in the topic).
Chelsea Malone
Nov 26, 2016 Chelsea Malone rated it it was ok
boring as fuck.
Sep 25, 2011 Lori rated it really liked it
Shelves: educational
Actually it is the 5th Edition. I really did enjoy learning about the different types of argument, and the elements of rhetoric. I found this book to have a lot of real life application.
Best english textbook I have read. vey informative and helpful for writing arguments and papers!!
Michael Shilling
Jun 11, 2011 Michael Shilling rated it it was amazing
Frickin Awesome.
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