A Course in Argumentative Writing

Excerpt from A Course in Argumentative Writing This book arises out of certain beliefs concerning the study of argumentation, which, though perhaps not wholly novel, have as yet found no recognition in the literature of the subject.

Author: Gertrude Buck

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330243064

Category: Philosophy

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Excerpt from A Course in Argumentative Writing This book arises out of certain beliefs concerning the study of argumentation, which, though perhaps not wholly novel, have as yet found no recognition in the literature of the subject. The first of these beliefs is that the principles of argumentation should be derived by the student from its practice before the practice is made to conform to the principles. In short - one may as well acknowledge it - a firm faith in the so-called "inductive method" as applied to argumentation lies at the root of this treatise. Such a faith implies, of course, that the student should be asked to dissect out logical formulæ for himself from his own unconscious reasonings, using them, when discovered, to render those reasonings more exact. The construction and the rough analysis of arguments would, similarly, precede the formulation of any principles of persuasion. Such a plan as this, it will be noted, assigns to the student a task at once more difficult and more stimulating than that which the usual methods require. He is not asked simply to accept certain logical formulæ from his own writing and then to use them for such modification of the writing as may seem necessary. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Course in Argumentative Writing Primary Source Edition

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: Gertrude Buck

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1289950199


Page: 230

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Power to Persuade

A complete rhetoric and reader in one volume, this text prepares students not only to evaluate a written argument, but to construct logical, well-supported written arguments of their own.

Author: Sally De Witt Spurgin

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0132211858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 389

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For second-semester freshman composition courses as well as for courses in Argumentative Writing/Critical Thinking, and Persuasion. A complete rhetoric and reader in one volume, this text prepares students not only to evaluate a written argument, but to construct logical, well-supported written arguments of their own.

A Course in Argumentative Writing Scholar s Choice Edition

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Author: Gertrude Buck, PhD

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 1297255933


Page: 220

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Writing Argumentative Essays

The Wood COMPANION WEBSITE(TM) expands on the text by mirroring each of its chapters and providing an interactive environment with additional exercises and links to related websites.

Author: Nancy V. Wood


ISBN: 0130277053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 444

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This brief rhetoric helps students develop strategies for critical reading, critical thinking, research, and writing that will help them argue clearly and convincingly. It teaches them to identify and develop arguments, to read and form reactions and opinions of their own, to analyze an audience, to seek common ground, and to use a wide, realistic range of techniques to write argument papers that express their individual views and original perspectives on modern issues. It includes clear explanations and examples of argument theory and reading and writing processes, research and documentation skills, and offers engaging, class-tested writing assignments and activities. 49 Essays for Analysis cover several broad issue and sub-issue areas, all of contemporary concern. Unique chapters discuss student argument styles, Rogerian argument, and argument and literature.

Teaching and Learning Argumentative Writing in High School English Language Arts Classrooms

analytic-argumentative essays based on a critical reading of canonical literary works ... concern of his Advanced Placement Language and Composition course, ...

Author: George E. Newell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317702672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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Focused on the teaching and learning argumentative writing in grades 9-12, this important contribution to literacy education research and classroom practice offers a new perspective, a set of principled practices, and case studies of excellent teaching. The case studies illustrate teaching and learning argumentative writing as the construction of knowledge and new understandings about experiences, ideas, and texts. Six themes key to teaching argumentative writing as a thoughtful, multi‐leveled practice for deep learning and expression are presented: teaching and learning argumentative writing as social practice, teachers’ epistemological beliefs about argumentative writing, variations in instructional chains, instructional conversations in support of argumentative writing as deep learning and appreciation of multiple perspectives, contextualized analysis of argumentative writing, and the teaching and learning of argumentative writing and the construction of rationalities.

Policy Development in TESOL and Multilingualism

At IU, the Argumentative Writing course was designed to enhance “the students' skills in writing argumentative essays in the academic context.

Author: Kashif Raza

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811636035



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The Purposeful Argument A Practical Guide

Since our department first offered a course in argumentative writing in 1998, teachers at our community college have expressed frustration with the range of ...

Author: Harry Phillips

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285974446

Category: Education

Page: 624

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Emphasizing the practical and the local, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, 2E effectively brings argument into real life with community-based writing activities, illustrating that the tools and skills of argument are critical to success now-and well beyond. With a focus on accessibility, the text encourages students to argue in response to issues in a variety of environments-school, workplace, family, neighborhood, social-cultural, consumer, and concerned citizen-and learn how argument can become an essential negotiating skill in everyday life. It offers thorough treatments of Toulmin-based and Rogerian approaches to argument as well as teaches the value of fully understanding the opposition, the importance of aiming for the middle ground, and how to use a microhistory to forge an unconventional position. The only introduction to argument written with the today's diverse student body in mind, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT uses vivid explanations, detailed examples, and practical exercises to guide students step by step through the process of building an effective argument. In addition, a rich anthology of arguments covers a wide range of today's leading issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Conversational Rhetoric

A Course in Argumentative Writing, also published by Buck in 1899, similarly adapts empiricist rhetoric to persuasive writing, emphasizing psychology and ...

Author: Jane Donawerth

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809330270

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 205

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"Much of the scholarly exchange regarding the history of women in rhetoric has emphasized women's rhetorical practices rather than women's rhetorical theory. In Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a Women's Tradition, 1600-1900, Jane Donawerth traces the historical development of rhetorical theory by women for women and argues that women constructed a theory of rhetoric based on conversation, not public speaking, as a model for all discourse. Using the works of English and American women (and one much-translated French woman) in alternative genres such as humanist treatises and dialogues, conduct books, defenses of women's preaching, and elocution handbooks, Donawerth demonstrates how these women cultivated theories of rhetoric centered on conversation that faded once women began writing composition textbooks for mixed-gender audiences in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Conversational Rhetoric recovers and elucidates the importance of the theories in dialogues and defenses of women's education by Bathsua Makin, Mary Astell, and Madeleine de Scudéry; in conduct books by Hannah More, Lydia Sigourney, and Eliza Farrar; in defenses of women's preaching by Ellen Stewart, Lucretia Mott, Catherine Booth, and Frances Willard; and in elocution handbooks by Anna Morgan, Hallie Quinn Brown, Genevieve Stebbins, and Emily Bishop. In each genre, Donawerth explores facets of women's rhetorical theory, such as the recognition of the gendered nature of communication in conduct books, the incorporation of the language of women's rights in the defenses of women's preaching, and the adaptation of sentimental culture to the cultivation of women's bodies as tools of communication in elocution books. Rather than taking a strictly linear historical approach, Conversational Rhetoric follows women's rhetorical theory as it starts, stops, and starts over again. It covers a broad range of women's rhetorical theory in the Anglo-American world and places those theories in their social, rhetorical, and gendered historical contexts. This study adds women's rhetorical theory to the rhetorical tradition, advances our understanding of women's theories and their use of rhetoric, and offers a paradigm for analyzing the differences between men's and women's rhetoric from 1600 to 1900"--Jacket.

Living Rhetoric and Composition

The only person prepared to teach these courses was a woman hired a couple of years ... courses and created a course in Teaching Argumentative Writing.

Author: Duane H. Roen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136773655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Approximately 20 short personal narratives that trace the history of the composition and rhetoric field, describe its current state, and relate the journeys of the contributing authors through the discipline.

Genre in Language Discourse and Cognition

Specifically, we compare argumentative writing for a highstakes, timed, ... and for a course assignment in advanced higher education, where writers can ...

Author: Ninke Stukker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110467987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

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The study of genre is scattered across research disciplines. This volume offers an integrative perspective starting from the assumption that genres are cognitive constructs, recognized, maintained and employed by members of a given discourse community. Its central questions are: What does genre knowledge consist of? How is it organized in cognition? How is it applied in discourse production and interpretation? How is it reflected in language use?

Composing Teacher Research

The write-up here draws upon three related sources: some research conducted with the twenty students enrolled in an Argumentative Writing class I taught in ...

Author: Cathy Fleischer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438402963

Category: Education

Page: 286

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This story of a teacher's growth as a researcher in the classroom reflects the larger issues of the debate about this kind of research during the last decade.

A Feminist Legacy

During their sophomore year , students took a semester of argumentation . The course was based on Buck's A Course in Argumentative Writing ( 1899 ) .

Author: Suzanne Bordelon

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809327481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

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The first book-length investigation of a pioneering English professor and theorist at Vassar College, A Feminist Legacy: The Rhetoric and Pedagogy of Gertrude Buck explores Buck’s contribution to the fields of education and rhetoric during the Progressive Era. By contextualizing Buck’s academic and theoretical work within the rise of women’s educational institutions like Vassar College, the social and political movement toward suffrage, and Buck’s own egalitarian political and social ideals, Suzanne Bordelon offers a scholarly and well-informed treatment of Buck’s achievements that elucidates the historical and contemporary impact of her work and life. Bordelon argues that while Buck did not call herself a feminist, she embodied feminist ideals by demanding the full participation of her female students and by challenging power imbalances at every academic, social, and political level. A Feminist Legacy reveals that Vassar College is an undervalued but significant site in the history of women’s argumentation and pedagogy. Drawing on a rich variety of archival sources, including previously unexamined primary material, A Feminist Legacy traces the beginnings of feminist theories of argumentation and pedagogy and their lasting legacy within the fields of education and rhetoric.

Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas

2.5 The Composition of the Whole Text The basic aim of a writing course is to ... learn: descriptive, narrative, expository and argumentative writings.

Author: Mark Shiu-Kee Shum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387269153

Category: Education

Page: 272

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One of the most civilized nations in history, China has a long-standing writing tradition and many Chinese texts have become world treasures. However, the way the Chinese teach writing in various countries in contemporary times is little known to the outside world, especially in Western countries. Undoubtedly, the Chinese have had an established traditional method of writing instruction. However, recent social and political developments have created the perception amongst both practitioners and researchers of a need for change. Whilst certain socio-political changes, both in Mainland China and in the territories, acted as agents for reform of the teaching of composition, the shape these reforms are taking has been due to many different influences, coming both from inside the countries themselves and from foreign sources. Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore have each developed their own approach to the teaching of composition.

Dialogic Literary Argumentation in High School Language Arts Classrooms

For his College Preparatory English 11 course, he developed an approach to argumentation and argumentative writing that he taught across an entire school ...

Author: David Bloome

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429755736

Category: Education

Page: 186

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Written by leaders in the field of literacy and language arts Education, this volume defines Dialogic Literary Argumentation, outlines its key principles, and provides in-depth analysis of classroom social practices and teacher-student interactions to illustrate the possibilities of a social perspective for a new vision of teaching, reading and understanding literature. Dialogic Literary Argumentation builds on the idea of arguing to learn to engage teachers and students in using literature to explore what it means to be human situated in the world at a particular time and place. Dialogic Literary Argumentation fosters deep and complex understandings of literature by engaging students in dialogical social practices that foster dialectical spaces, intertextuality, and an unpacking of taken-for-granted assumptions about rationality and personhood. Dialogic Literary Argumentation offers new ways to engage in argumentation aligned with new ways to read literature in the high school classroom. Offering theory and analysis to shape the future use of literature in secondary classrooms, this text will be great interest to researchers, graduate and postgraduate students, academics and libraries in the fields of English and Language Arts Education, Teacher Education, Literacy Studies, Writing and Composition.

The Assessment of L2 Written English across the MENA Region

A timed in-class argumentative essay was given to the students at the 8th week of the 16-week semester. Through a detailed analysis of students' written ...

Author: Lee McCallum

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030532543

Category: Education

Page: 432

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This edited book brings together contributions from different educational contexts across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in order to explore how L2 English writing is assessed. Across seven MENA countries, the book covers aspects of practice including: task design and curriculum alignment, test (re)development, rubric design, the subjective decision making that underpins assessing students’ writing and feedback provision, learner performance and how research methods help shed light on initiatives to improve student writing. In such coverage, chapter authors provide concrete evidence of how assessment practice is governed by their unique context, yet also influenced by international standards, trends and resources. This book will be of interest to second language teachers, assessors and programme developers as well as test designers and evaluators.

Toward a Feminist Rhetoric

Robert Connors notes that Buck's single-mode textbooks, A Course in Argumentative Writing, A Course in Narrative Writing, and A Course in Expository Writing ...

Author: Gertrude Buck

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 082299061X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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The nature of Gertrude Buck, professor of English at Vassar College from 1897 until her death in 1922, is well-known to anyone interested in the history of composition. Her writing is less well-known, much of it now out of print. JoAnn Campbell gathers together for the first time the major work of this innovative thinker and educator, including her most important articles on rhetorical theory; The Social Criticism of Literature, a forerunner of reader-response literary theory; selections from her textbooks on argumentative and expository writing; poetry; fiction; her play Mother-Love, and unpublished reports and correspondence from the English department at Vassar. In her introduction, Campbell describes the masculine rhetorical tradition within which Buck wrote and taught. Her theories of language and composition quietly challenged the dominant rhetorics issuing from Harvard and Amherst. An unusually productive scholar, Buck wrote textbooks for her female students that affirmed women’s intellectual abilities and trained them to participate in political debate. In the Vassar English Department she found a community of women among whom she could practice and develop her theories regarding rhetoric, pedagogy, and the role of the individual in society.

Handbook of Writing Research Second Edition

For example, in one class, the goal of argumentative writing was to know and make use of argumentative elements in writing. The students were therefore ...

Author: Charles A. MacArthur

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462529315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels. Prominent scholars examine numerous facets of writing from sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, neuroscience, and new literacy/technological perspectives. The volume reviews the evidence base for widely used instructional approaches, including those targeting particular components of writing. Issues in teaching specific populations--including students with disabilities and English learners--are addressed. Innovative research methods and analytic tools are clearly explained, and key directions for future investigation identified. New to This Edition *Chapters on genre instruction, evaluation and revision, argumentative writing, computer-based instruction, and professional development. *Chapters on new literacies, out-of-school writing, translation, and self-regulation. *Many new topics and authors, including more international perspectives. *Multiple chapters connect research findings to the Common Core writing standards. See also the editors' Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition, an accessible course text and practitioner's guide.