A Rhetoric of Argument (2nd Edition) by Jeanne Fahnestock, Marie Secor

By Jeanne Fahnestock, Marie Secor

This composition textual content makes a speciality of argument and persuasion utilizing examples, routines, readings, and writing assignments. The textual content publications scholars via constructing a thesis, discovering and organizing facts, and writing and revising numerous kinds of argumentative papers. the second one variation de-emphasizes the language of formal common sense, and all of the readings, examples, and routines were up to date. extra assurance has been given to refutation. ordinary in either complicated composition and moment semester freshman classes.

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In Great Britain? In the United States? You must settle on a definition of this term, which has many possible meanings. Naturally, you will choose a definition that helps your argument by emphasizing the attributes of socialism essential to your case. For a claim like "Socialism has never existed in pure form," you will define "socialism" in such a way that no actual socialist government will measure up as an instance of "pure" socialism. "Happiness" is an enormous abstraction. Everyone, from Aristotle to Freud, has agreed that happiness is desirable, but any particular person will have his or her own definition of what constitutes happiness.

And the best way to recognize such a claim is to be able to set it up mentally in subject-linking verb-complement form. - Transform the following sentences into subject-linking verb-complement form. 1. Neo-Victorian architecture has taken over in the suburbs. 2. Eastern European countries funnel high technology to the Soviet Union. 3. Menus often lie about the meals they describe. 4. 5. Right now, the United States has the technology to build space colonies. Bigfoot doesn't exist. 34 1 WHAT IS IT?

ALL 1. Ail generalizations are false, including this one. 2. All unions are labor monopolies. 3. All pit bulls are vicious. 4. All the stockholders are supporters of the new president. 5. All Woody Allen movies are funny. 6. Every snowflake is different. An "all" statement is called a univrrsal because it makes an assertion about all the members of a set-every single one, no exceptions. You may think that to argue for such a statement requires a complete counting and accounting for every member of a set.

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