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The Aims of Argument: A Text and Reader by…

The Aims of Argument: A Text and Reader

by Timothy Crusius, Carolyn E. Channell (Author)

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This is a fairly decent text to teach argument from. I liked the anthologized section in the back, which gathers articles in themed sections. It was quite helpful to have several articles on the same theme to assign to students. ( )
  AngieK | Apr 25, 2009 |
Having taught composition with three texts, I'd have to say this is the best of them. The student examples included or not all that well written, and may set a low bar (or at least seem to) for quite a few students in a college writing class, but it's not a bad textbook otherwise--readable, and fairly worthwhile material. Of course, I tend to not stick to any textbook too closely, so I'm not sure how well it will work out for a teacher who prefers sticking close to a text. Some of the exercises here, especially, are either more complicated than they need to be, or somewhat repetitive if you've been paying attention to ones that came before. ( )
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The Aims of Argument is a process-oriented introduction to argumentation with unique coverage of the aims, or purposes, of argument – to inquire, to convince, to persuade, and to mediate. In contrast to other approaches, the focus on aims provides rhetorical context that helps students write, as well as read, arguments.

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