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The Argument Builder

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The Argument Builder is the ideal companion to The Art of Argument for students in eighth grade and up. Where The Art of Argument enables students to find and identify fallacies in various kinds of writing and speech, The Argument Builder focuses on training students to build their own sound and persuasive arguments. The text is a blend of logic and rhetoric-students first ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Classical Academic Press
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Jennifer Busick
Jul 29, 2014 Jennifer Busick rated it liked it
Not quite as engaging as its prequel, The Art of Argument, this book is nevertheless an interesting introduction to the skill of constructing a logical argument - and recognizing an illogical one. My daughter and I enjoyed working through it together. Because it was just the two of us, we couldn't work up any enthusiasm for the planned debate at the end; that would definitely work better in a classroom than a one on one situation.
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I found the common topics very effective in our in-class debates throughout the year. Shelly Johnson's use of famous or wise quotes from famous and wise people kept me interested because I love history.
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A basic and enjoyable introduction to Rhetoric geared toward high-schoolers.
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