A Workbook for Arguments, Second Edition

A Workbook for Arguments, Second Edition

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A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Westona€™s A Rulebook for Arguments to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The second edition adds: Updated and improved homework exercisesa€”nearly one third are newa€”to ensure that the examples continue to resonate with students. Increased coverage of scientific reasoning, demonstrating how scientific reasoning dovetails with critical thinking more generally. Two new activities in which students analyze arguments in their original form, as provided in brief selections from the original texts. This edition continues to include: The entire text of Rulebook, supplemented with extensive explanations and exercises. Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of arguments in a wide variety of sources. Practical advice to help students succeed. Model answers to odd-numbered problems, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected sample answers and further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, or ethical issues they raise. Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments. An appendix on mapping arguments, giving students a solid introduction to this vital skill in constructing complex and multi-step arguments and evaluating them.In journalism, the beginning of a news story is called the lead (sometimes spelled a€œledea€). The lead is a journalista#39;s chance to get readers interested in his or her article. The same is true for the first few sentences of your argumentative essays, anbsp;...

Title:A Workbook for Arguments, Second Edition
Author: David R. Morrow, Anthony Weston
Publisher:Hackett Publishing - 2015-11-01

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