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The Argument Builder
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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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.