Everyday Arguments: A Guide to Writing and Reading Effective Arguments
Everyday Arguments combines a practical, student-oriented argument rhetoric with an anthology of illustrative readings drawn from arguments of ... Show synopsis Everyday Arguments combines a practical, student-oriented argument rhetoric with an anthology of illustrative readings drawn from arguments of everyday life. The rhetoric portion of the text contains a four-part taxonomy and guides students through the process of generating, drafting, composing, and revising written arguments. The anthology of readings is closely tied to the principles and practices introduced in the rhetoric section. Throughout the text, the author emphasizes that much can be learned about written argument and its practice from the texts we encounter on a daily basis. Writing-intensive exercises in each chapter encourage students to practice new skills as they learn them, while refreshing their knowledge of previously mastered skills. These exercises emphasize the value of collaboration, revision, and responsible research. Helpful student samples encourage students in their own writing.