Rhetoric and Argument

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  • The Mad Scientist’s Guide to Composition

    Considering the composition classroom as a mad scientist’s laboratory, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to Composition introduces different kinds of writing as experiments. Writing an essay…

  • Speaking of Writing: A Brief Rhetoric

    Can a writing textbook inform and entertain? Can a very brief rhetoric also function as a stand-alone guide to college writing? Yes and yes. Speaking…

  • The Argument Handbook

    The Argument Handbook is a reference tool and classroom text designed to help students understand complex rhetorical situations and navigate the process of transforming private…

  • Academic Writing Now: A Brief Guide for Busy Students—with MLA 2016 Update

    Academic Writing Now: A Brief Guide for Busy Students is a rhetoric designed to cover the basics of a college writing course in a concise,…

  • How to Be Good with Words

    In recent decades, the contested areas of English usage have grown both larger and more numerous. English speakers argue about whether we should say man…

  • Essays and Arguments: A Handbook for Writing Student Essays

    How does one help undergraduate students learn quickly how to produce effectively organized, persuasive, well-reasoned essays? This book offers a straightforward, systematic introduction to some…

  • Arguing with People

    Arguing with People brings developments from the field of Argumentation Theory to bear on critical thinking in a clear and accessible way. This book expands…