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The Rhetoric of Argument
The Rhetoric of Argument
Author: Jeanne Fahnestock, Marie Secor, Richard L. Larson
When it was first published in 1982, A Rhetoric of Argument developed a ground-breaking new approach to teaching argument. The stasis approach pioneered by Fahnestock and Secor distinguished among the four basic questions that arguments are written to answer:
  • What is it? (Definition arguments)
  • How did it ...  more »
  • Is it good or bad? (Evaluation arguments)
  • What should we do about it? (Proposal arguments)
These four questions, now standard in many argument texts, give students a constructive, engaging way to analyze readings by other writers and to construct their own arguments.
ISBN-13: 9780075548263
ISBN-10: 0075548267

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