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Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments: Reading, Designing, and Writing…

by Lester Faigley

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This popular rhetoric/reader combines a brief, accessible introduction to argument with an anthology of provocative readings on contemporary issues. By stressing the rhetorical situation and the audience, this rhetoric avoids complicated theories in favor of providing students with the practical means to find "good reasons" for their positions. Supporting the authors' instruction are numerous readings by professional and student writers on contemporary issues. The anthology features over 80 selections on interesting current issues such as body image, immigration, affirmative action, and the environment. Distinctive in its emphasis on visual rhetoric, the text includes a thorough discussion of how good document design can support good reasons, as well as a unique introduction to presenting arguments on the Web.… (more)
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How to write the antithesis to a well crafted, logically constructed argument. I strongly recommend reading this book not to make use of its methods, but to become aware that its methods are in use such that one be less often taken in by them. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
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This popular rhetoric/reader combines a brief, accessible introduction to argument with an anthology of provocative readings on contemporary issues. By stressing the rhetorical situation and the audience, this rhetoric avoids complicated theories in favor of providing students with the practical means to find "good reasons" for their positions. Supporting the authors' instruction are numerous readings by professional and student writers on contemporary issues. The anthology features over 80 selections on interesting current issues such as body image, immigration, affirmative action, and the environment. Distinctive in its emphasis on visual rhetoric, the text includes a thorough discussion of how good document design can support good reasons, as well as a unique introduction to presenting arguments on the Web.

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